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Blancanieves Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 8, 2014
The film is exquisitely shot and Macarena Garcia is achingly gorgeous as the fawn-eyed Carmen/Snow White.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 8, 2014
Blancanieves is a truly stunning motion picture, the kind of movie that makes you glad the movies exist.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 3, 2014
What Berger does with the actors, the sight gags, the close-ups, the music, the photography is close to perfection.
December 15, 2013
The best Snow White re-imagining produced in the last few years.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 27, 2013
This year's crowded field of Snow White movies has a winner, at least in terms of quality, in Pablo Berger's delightful Blancanieves.
November 27, 2013
Berger, like his rad forebear Luis Bunuel, marries poetry to film.
November 27, 2013
While the story, shorn of its supernatural elements, is mired in abuse and tragedy, its effect is sensual and superficial.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 27, 2013
We're not in Disney's world. Berger knows his Grimm, and he suffuses his entrancing fairy tale with a moving sense of melancholy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 27, 2013
From Spain, here's a miracle of fairy tale repurposing: a version of the Brothers Grimm's "Snow White," set in Spanish bullfighting country in the late 1920s. Writer-director Pablo Berger's Blancanieves goes all the way with its concept, and then further.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 27, 2013
Alfonso de Vilallonga's music isn't mere accompaniment, it's a score with rich emotional resonance. The silents, as this film suggests, achieved aesthetic marvels before sound came along to set things back for a while.
November 27, 2013
If you're looking for visual kicks, this offers plenty.
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