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Central Station (Central do Brasil) Reviews

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Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
It may not be much of a movie, but, for the bulk of it, the strong and heartfelt performances of the two leads do make up for the threadbare storyline.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Yazmin Ghonaim
January 1, 2000
An exceptional film.
Harvey S. Karten
January 1, 2000
A poignant road movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Salles, who also works as a documentary filmmaker, does a superlative job of bringing the realism of the streets and the countryside to this narrative fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Salles provides a textbook example of how to toy with our emotions, how to involve and move us, without necessarily condescending to us or insulting us.
Top Critic
Paul Tatara
January 1, 2000
It'll probably work better if you're not terribly familiar with the movies that inspired it.
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
If you don't at least tear up in the film's final scene, you are either seriously lacking emotion, or dead.
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Central Station profoundly satisfies on many levels, but is most poignant as a tale of redemption and triumph allowed the kind of heroine who can only exist outside Hollywood.
Top Critic
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Fernanda Montenegro gives a landmark performance in the Brazilian film Central Station.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
There is a lot of dimension and depth to this gentle, sometimes painful portrait of two wanderers.
Top Critic
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
January 1, 2000
[Salles'] imagery, like his storytelling, is clear, often unaffectedly lovely, and quietly, powerfully haunting.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Weekly
January 1, 2000
Central Station tugs the heartstrings with the best of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Greg Dean Schmitz
Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
January 1, 2000
One of the best movies I've seen this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Arthur Lazere
January 1, 2000
Little goes on under the surface here and in the end it seems more sentimental than insightful.
Widgett Walls
January 1, 2000
When it is an odd couple road movie, it works well. When it tries to transcend that genre and become something else, it can't seem to get its feet off the ground.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Michael Dequina
January 1, 2000
The nuances of Montenegro's work--and the film--are too subtle to notice along the way, but by the film's poignant yet understated conclusion, they are powerfully felt.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

TV Guide
July 30, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3.5/4

Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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