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Before Night Falls Reviews

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April 30, 2011
One of the first features about Castro's impact on artists and homosexuals, this biopic is well acted by Bardem
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 25, 2010
"Before Night Falls" exuberantly portrays a writer whose legacy remains an acutely observant childhood spirit that no perversion of politics could break. Javier Bardem blends the swagger of Robert Downey Jr. and the brooding of a young Al Pacino.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
March 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
October 30, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 30, 2002
There is something genuinely moving in Bardem's Rabelaisian poet...
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: A
July 9, 2002
Great performances...boring movie.
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March 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 26, 2002
Un cri de coeur...Julian Schnabel's latest work can only be described as one of those soul-stirring cries.
Full Review | Original Score: A
September 20, 2001
Some may find Before Night Falls boring because of its episodic nature and its lack of a single, overriding plot. But Before Night Falls has some great qualities.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 10, 2001
| Original Score: 3/4
June 15, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 11, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 4, 2001
In uniting to honor Arenas, Bardem and Schnabel create something extraordinary.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
April 16, 2001
Avoids many of the tragic biopic pitfalls.
March 23, 2001
It's as if we've flipped through an album of beautifully proportioned photographs from which we must reconstruct a life, helped along by a performance that seems almost unbearably brave.
March 21, 2001
Sencillamente, una de las mejores y más emotivas cintas del año
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 20, 2001
Schnabel can take on an apparently spent genre like the biopic and produce a pair of films that ooze vitality as they give their subjects a much needed celebration.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 12, 2001
Clearly this is Bardem's show. And Bardem walks away with it.
March 12, 2001
Some of Schnabel's out-there tactics work, and some don't, but when he scores, he scores big time.
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