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Blancanieves Reviews

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Peter Keough
Boston Globe
November 27, 2013
Had Berger gone deeper into Rafita's sad passion he might have passed beyond the safe frontiers of Disney and into the twisted realm of Bu˝uel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
November 27, 2013
If you're looking for visual kicks, this offers plenty.
Steve O'Brien
Total Film
November 27, 2013
It's a sumptuously told tale, shot with painterly visuals and edited with a cool, melodic rhythm.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 8, 2013
Given all the hoo-haa over The Artist - did it really win Oscars for Best Film, Director & Actor? 'Fraid so. - it's a surprise this splendid Spanish silent retelling of Snow White hasn't drawn more plaudits.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
November 3, 2013
This is a beautiful film to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 30, 2013
Inspired, perhaps, by The Artist, writer/director/producer Pablo Berger's handsome Spanish production (with English subtitles) updates the Grimm Brothers Snow White tale to the world of 1920s bullfighting - and, well, why not?
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Ed Gibbs
The Sunday Age
October 20, 2013
An absolute delight: a thrillingly unpredictable romp that entertains with joyful and mischievous abandon.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2013
This is a beautiful film
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2013
Bitter sweet moments are a-plenty and I still have a lump in my throat from the unforgettable final scene
Matt Glasby
September 22, 2013
Suitably dark for a film with barely concealed undercurrents of child abuse and necrophilia. Fans of Mirror Mirror need not apply.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Gerald Peary
Arts Fuse
September 16, 2013
"Blancanieves" is not as charming as "The Artist," but it's more sincerely a work of true silent cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 3 stars
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
July 21, 2013
It hardly needs to be said that this fairytale is not really intended for children. In truth, few fairytales are.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
July 14, 2013
Wittily, ingeniously and movingly conflates the Grimm fairytale of Snow White and the story of Carmen.
David Parkinson
Radio Times
July 12, 2013
What makes this so entrancing is Berger's mastery of image and tone, and the wondrous combination of glistening monochrome cinematography, evocative production design, glorious costumes and an exceptional score from Alfonso de Vilallonga.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard
July 12, 2013
Pablo Berger's brainchild is truly enchanting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Pamela Jahn
Electric Sheep
July 12, 2013
For all his command of ambitious and playful narrative ingenuity and apt technical flair, Berger's study in demonised female vanity and the power of true beauty favours atmosphere over frenzy - and achieves it in striking fashion.
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
July 11, 2013
A wonderfully atmospheric, deeply romantic film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Bradshaw
July 11, 2013
It feels saturated with pleasure: it is extremely pleasurable to watch, and shows every sign of having been extremely pleasurable to make.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Rich Cline
July 11, 2013
This exquisite Spanish take on the Snow White fairy tale is in a different league from Hollywood's two recent attempts to retell the story: it's clever, artistic and emotionally thrilling
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Andrew Schenker
Little White Lies
July 11, 2013
Blancanieves is a makeweight project, but its modest pleasures linger in the mind.
| Original Score: 3/5
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