Central Station (Central do Brasil) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Central Station (Central do Brasil) Reviews

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August 9, 2010
What separates and elevates Walter Salles' film above the familiar neo-realist type of melodrama is the stylized visual style and Fernanda Montengero's stunning performance.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 30, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3.5/4
January 23, 2003
...a road movie of uncommon texture and grit during which the mismatched couple, each initially defensive and guarded, bond with each other.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: B
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 3, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
August 21, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 31, 2002
'Central do Brasil' tem a simplicidade dos grandes filmes.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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March 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 5, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 3, 2002
An orphan boy tenderizes the heart of a cynical woman who finally realizes her kinship with others. This is a deeply spiritual film.
January 23, 2002
It's not just a strong, heartfelt drama. It's a film that transcends its national boundaries.
November 23, 2001
Watching this delectably humane road movie incites the same emotions as discovering the works of Truffaut
Full Review| Original Score: 10/10
October 8, 2001
It's a fascinating, small, tale, held together by lush photography.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
February 14, 2001
As beautiful as it is wrenching.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
February 14, 2001
Director Walter Salles has created more than a road picture; he tells a poignant story about two characters and their destinies -- destinies that remain uncertain.
Full Review | Original Score: 80/100
January 1, 2000
Salles directs simply and watchfully, with an eye that seems to penetrate all the characters who are encountered on Dora's and Josue's journey.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Central Station is both literate and emotionally-powerful -- an increasingly rare combination.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
The movie's success rests largely on the shoulders of Fernanda Montenegro, an actress who successfully defeats any temptation to allow sentimentality to wreck her relationship with the child.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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