Farinelli Reviews

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May 24, 2019
Farinelli is lush and theatrical in the way you'd expect a movie about an opera singer to be but, somehow, it's also dry and dull.
April 24, 2019
While visually vibrant and generally well-acted, Farinelli is strangely not very compelling.
September 7, 2011
August 4, 2009
This Oscar-nominated Belgian entry about catsration of boys who became phenomenal soprano opera singers is more bizarre than drmatically engaging, but the story is always fascinating and the movie nice to look at and listent to.
March 18, 2004
January 23, 2004
May 14, 2003
November 28, 2002
Romantic, sweeping tale of sex and sibling rivalry that manages to connect despite its overwrought storytelling.
August 30, 2002
Stops you in your tracks and transports you to a phantasmagorical world where music, mystery and magic hold sway.
July 26, 2002
February 28, 2002
January 9, 2002
A lush, engrossing drama.
February 13, 2001
Artistry abounds in every aspect of the film.
February 13, 2001
Farinelli is great fun and sufficiently thoughtful and complex to give food for continuing thought.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
Musically thrilling.
January 1, 2000
Because Carlo Broschi, the 18th-century castrato singer known as Farinelli, was himself such an exotic and sensationalistic figure, you'd think that creating a dull movie out of his flamboyant life would be next to impossible. Think again.
January 1, 2000
The first two-thirds seem jumbled and underdeveloped.
January 1, 2000
Glossy and histrionic, salacious and empty, Farinelli reduces a fascinating story to a series of hissy fits and leering glances.
January 1, 2000
Farinelli, one of the 1995 Oscar nominees in the foreign film category, is onto an interesting story, all right, but it leaves us feeling, like some of Farinelli's lovers, that something is missing.
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