Blancanieves Reviews

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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.
January 3, 2014
What Berger does with the actors, the sight gags, the close-ups, the music, the photography is close to perfection.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 Buuel.
November 27, 2013
If you're looking for visual kicks, this offers plenty.
July 12, 2013
Pablo Berger's brainchild is truly enchanting.
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.
July 11, 2013
Blancanieves is a makeweight project, but its modest pleasures linger in the mind.
July 9, 2013
The running time is a bit indulgent, but the journey is delightful.
June 17, 2013
The Brothers Grimm would have been surprised, possibly amused.
May 30, 2013
A sensual and sophisticated retelling of a beloved fairytale re-imagined as a homage to European silent cinema, Spanish writer-director Pablo Berger's black-and-white Blancanieves will leave you transfixed.
April 25, 2013
It is a full-bodied silent film of the sort that might have been made by the greatest directors of the 1920s, if such details as the kinky sadomasochism of this film's evil stepmother could have been slipped past the censors.
April 11, 2013
Blancanieves, which won 10 Goyas (Spain's equivalent of the Oscars) and was a smash hit in its native Spain, has traces of a kinky undertone and an uncommon willingness to embrace the darkness inherent in this fairy tale.
April 8, 2013
As if bewitched, the legend of Snow White is transferred to Seville in the early twentieth century and transformed into high melodrama.
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