Bride of the Wind Reviews

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April 7, 2009
Alma Mahler is flirting again.
December 5, 2004
Sarah Wynter doesn't quite have the chops, Bruce Beresford doesn't quite have the heart, and the audience probably doesn't have anywhere near the level of interest.
May 23, 2004
Never successfully answers what Alma Schindler had that drew composer Gustav Mahler, architect Walter Gropius, writer Franz Werfel, and painter Oskar Kokoschka to her.
March 10, 2003
Beresford and his screenwriter, Marilyn Levy, have a wealth of compelling material at their disposal. But somehow the film doesn't quite cohere.
October 21, 2002
Beresford has picked a terrific cast to tell this story.
July 28, 2002
If this movie is any evidence of Alma's true persona, I'd contend that the miserable gal never deserved her own bio-pic in the first place.
March 19, 2002
An often silly and oddly tepid biopic from director Bruce Beresford.
March 18, 2002
Bride of the Wind is burdened with a wooden story and characterizations.
January 22, 2002
As Sarah Wynter plays Alma, it's difficult to see what all the hue and cry was about.
November 27, 2001
As in most film biographies, we suffer from lack of understanding of the motivating forces behind the events of the person's life.
November 24, 2001
It's just another attractive costume drama, with a few sexy scenes thrown in for spice, and a classical music setting that qualifies this as another difficult-to-market artsy film.
September 20, 2001
Watching it is like walking, walking, walking down a never-ending aisle.
August 9, 2001
The filmmakers' limited notions of genius, simple humanity and, probably, feminism seem to have defeated everyone involved.
August 3, 2001
Incredibly superficial and clinically icy, with characters who act so aloof that it's hard to care about what happens to them.
July 6, 2001
Wynter's portrayal is flat and unconvincing.
July 5, 2001
It seems merely a cardboard copy of a fertile and febrile time.
June 29, 2001
The turgid Marilyn Levy screenplay ... induced giggles at the screening.
June 29, 2001
[Wynter] simply doesn't show the stuff of a major star, and the well-mounted movie falls flat all around her.
June 25, 2001
[Wynter's] performance is dull and expressionless, giving no clue what so many great artists found so fascinating.
June 25, 2001
Levy's bloodless screenplay runs dutifully through Alma's life as though ticking off the points against a checklist.
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