Blancanieves Reviews

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November 27, 2019
A visual spectacle cloaked in a beautiful melancholy, Blancanieves is filmmaking at its finest and a true masterpiece.
August 6, 2019
The kind of rare cinematic treat that makes the heart beat faster at the recognition of something truly magical in the way that only movies can provide.
July 24, 2019
Berger has managed to take a tale as old as time and enchant us to the point where we're not only invested in the characters, but there's tension and mystery as well.
February 26, 2019
The recent rediscovery of silent film is unfortunately more of a casual awakening than a complete rebirth, although Blancanieves may be the finest example of it yet.
February 22, 2019
Filmed in glamorous black and white, all dialogue furnished via intertitles, the movie is less a pastiche than The Artist and, at least initially, it's not as precious.
November 18, 2018
Blancanieves is a welcomed deviation from the conventional follow-the-dots tale of the Snow White legend in comparison to the usual standby layers of big-budgeted sprinkled CGI fireworks effects.
July 31, 2018
The pleasure resides as much in the layers upon layers of references to film history, to Spanish history, to fairytales, to Hollywood entertainment, as it does in its story of a little girl who loses everything.
September 18, 2017
... this is not a bad film; it's just not a very good one.
June 13, 2015
Loving, willful anachronism... silent black-and-white fairytale Blancanieves-"a local film for a global market"-retells the familiar tale against a backdrop of bullfighting and flamenco in 1920s Seville, with intermittent roosters and dwarfs.
December 8, 2014
It's like watching a gorgeous tragi-comic opera written by Dickens and co-directed by Fellini and Almodovar.
December 8, 2014
The film is exquisitely shot and Macarena Garcia is achingly gorgeous as the fawn-eyed Carmen/Snow White.
December 8, 2014
A Spanish take on Snow White that picks up where The Artist left off and shows the full elegance of silent filmmaking.
December 8, 2014
No film this year will look as swooningly beautiful, its deep-focus monochrome vividly rendered by the cinematographer Kiko de la Rica, and not many will sound as good, either, thanks to a score by Alfonso de Vilallong.
December 8, 2014
Blancanieves is a truly stunning motion picture, the kind of movie that makes you glad the movies exist.
December 8, 2014
Shooting in crisp black-and-white and with sparse dialogue (on title cards), Berger creates gorgeous scenes that evoke not only the silent era but early '30s horror (including a reference to Tod Browning's Freaks that's oddly endearing).
December 8, 2014
Berger plays Blancanieves like a game, very carefully monitoring the mood and heightening it or lowering it as needs be.
December 8, 2014
Blancanieves is fun, funny, and beautiful to look at, with a genuinely surprising and moving ending.
June 2, 2014
Far from an arthouse gimmick, Blancanieves marries style and story in a way that seems so obvious and fitting that it's a wonder why this film hadn't been made before.
February 3, 2014
It oddly looks like a cross between a Guy Maddin and Tod Browning flick, one that couldn't keep its straight silent pic pretense without shooting for something more modern.
January 3, 2014
What Berger does with the actors, the sight gags, the close-ups, the music, the photography is close to perfection.
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