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Corpo Celeste Reviews

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Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
March 29, 2012
Neither lights a fuse to our brains or hearts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Rachel Saltz
New York Times
June 8, 2012
"Corpo Celeste" often stumbles, along with its 12-year-old heroine, Marta (Yle Vianello).
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
March 31, 2012
There are moments that suggest the director might do something better next time.
Meredith Slifkin
Film Comment Magazine
June 28, 2013
Though at times heavy-handed in its imagery and slow-paced, Rohrwacher's debut feature is remarkably unadorned and touching, putting forth a realistic portrait of modern Italy at a time when the country faces economic hardship as well as cultural changes.
Hannah McGill
The List
March 23, 2012
The film makes neat if familiar associations between Catholic ritual and sexual identity, and between religion and civic corruption.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sherwyn Spencer
Little White Lies
March 1, 2012
Rich, heady filmmaking that employs small strokes on a huge canvas.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Eric Hynes
Time Out
June 5, 2012
Alice Rohrwacher's debut fictional feature is an uncommonly insightful portrait of nascent womanhood, assisted in no small measure by Vianello's disarmingly naturalistic performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Cath Clarke
Time Out
March 27, 2012
Vianello gives a lovely, unforced performance as Marta, who begins to see that the blue-eyed, open-armed fuzzy Jesus she's being sold is a fake.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Lee Marshall
Screen International
June 17, 2011
Grittily real but somehow dreamlike at the same time, coming of age tale Corpo Celeste is a quietly impressive feature debut for documentary maker Alice Rohrwacher.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 25, 2012
A heavenly coming-of-age film.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Boyd van Hoeij
June 17, 2011
Minor tonal inconsistencies are overcome by this intimate tale's naturalistic thesping and loose lensing style.
Tom Dawson
Total Film
March 19, 2012
Corpo Celeste's acute sense of place, feel for adolescent confusion and miraculous resolution suggest that Rohrwacher is a talent to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
June 29, 2012
For those willing to overlook its few slips into heavy-handedness, "Corpo Celeste" tells a compelling story of a 12-year-old girl thrust into a strange new world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jaime N. Christley
Slant Magazine
September 24, 2011
Alice Rohrwacher's debut feature exhibits the sort of mannerisms a certain stripe of cinephile tends to dread, on or off the festival circuit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
March 27, 2012
Quietly compelling, the cerebral slice of social realism is well worth hunting down.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Bradshaw
March 29, 2012
An accomplished debut.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
June 5, 2012
Corpo Celeste would be a treat in any season, but it's particularly refreshing amid the summer-movie bombast.
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