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Blancanieves Reviews

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Nick McCarthy
Slant Magazine
March 28, 2013
Pablo Berger digs for emotional intensity in his gothic retelling of Snow White and only uncovers layers of gloss.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
July 11, 2013
Will we soon get a movie every year, or every month, devoted to actors in silent-cinema slap doing kitschy dumb play to music-accompanied monochrome?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
June 7, 2013
The film is -- to understate the matter -- overconceptualized.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Josh Larsen
December 4, 2013
...recreates the broadness of early silent films without capturing their artistry.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
March 28, 2013
Often amusing silent black-and-white take on the classic "Snow White" tale impresses not much beyond being another visually impactful homage to period silents.
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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
Alex Doenau
December 8, 2014
Berger plays Blancanieves like a game, very carefully monitoring the mood and heightening it or lowering it as needs be.
Kristen Sales
Movie Mezzanine
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-
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Sarah Nicole Prickett
Globe and Mail
November 27, 2013
Berger, like his rad forebear Luis Bunuel, marries poetry to film.
Nancy Flores
Austin American-Statesman
May 2, 2013
Berger's film doesn't show loyalty to any traditional version of Snow White. Berger's Blancanieves takes a darker approach, which seems appropriate.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Meredith Borders
April 8, 2013
This film is simply gorgeous, pure beauty on film, a vision that leaves you breathless and reeling.
Sherilyn Connelly
SF Weekly
December 8, 2014
Blancanieves is fun, funny, and beautiful to look at, with a genuinely surprising and moving ending.
Stefan Pape
July 11, 2013
It's so well shot that you can't quite believe that everything is actually in colour in real life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
March 29, 2013
The purest, boldest re-imagining of silent cinema yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
Niki Boyle
The List
February 26, 2013
A beautiful and accomplished film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
Simon Miraudo
March 17, 2013
The final sequences - including the odd, unsettling epilogue - are truly beautiful, shot stunningly by Kiko de la Rica and scored by Alfonso de Vilallonga. And all of it is wordless. That's magic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
November 27, 2013
If you're looking for visual kicks, this offers plenty.
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
November 3, 2013
This is a beautiful film to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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