Bel Canto Reviews

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October 26, 2018
Watanabe and Moore acquit themselves well (although the latter's lip-syncing is questionable), but Bel Canto falls short of the operatic notes Weitz attempts to hit.
October 25, 2018
The climax, almost lyrical in its brutality, packs an emotional punch that will leave audiences breathless.
September 20, 2018
No one loves or dies without purpose in this searing and artful film.
September 19, 2018
The film empathetically shows its characters' humanity and the unlikely relationships that develop between captor and captive, as political, linguistic and socioeconomic barriers break down amid their close quarters and shared awe for the music.
September 17, 2018
Though Moore and Watanabe are the main focus, Bel Canto delivers the emotional payoff of a well-developed ensemble film.
September 17, 2018
Moore, like an upmarket version of Lina Lamont, in "Singin' in the Rain," lip-synchs convincingly to the sound of Renée Fleming. But not quite convincingly enough.
June 7, 2019
bullet fire is a welcome relief
June 4, 2019
Fine performances lead the film, which has an original and engaging subject but falls short of catching the high emotional heights it seeks.
May 6, 2019
Bel canto literally translates to "beautiful singing", but there's nothing beautiful to be found in the titular film. A woefully written, poorly paced hostage thriller which struggles to hold its faltering note.
May 3, 2019
A hybrid of political thriller and earthy drama, this film's tone is so odd that it keeps the audience off balance, which makes it compulsively watchable.
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