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Frida Reviews

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July 22, 2012
a pity that the project paints by the numbers so much
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 5, 2011
Sporting mustcahe, Selma Hayek gives a solid performance in the otherwise conventionl and mediocre biopic of the noted Spnish artist.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 1, 2011
Graphic biopic of artist Frida Kahlo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 27, 2009
Taymor conveys in imaginative cinematic fashion how for Frida, creating art and living were one and the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 2, 2008
Actress Salma Hayek portrays the famed Mexican surrealist painter in a biopic that neither mythologizes nor decries the artist's accomplishments on or beyond the canvas.
February 13, 2008
Taymor brings all of her artist's compassion to bear on a subject that deserves it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 1, 2007
It wasn't a bad idea to conceive of the film as an epic, complex love story between Frida and Rivera, but the passion between them is more rhetorical than palpable...Taymor and Hayak give us only the rough sketch of a wild soul.
September 22, 2007
Salma Hayek earned an Oscar nomination for her fierce, passionate portrayal of the famous, iconic Mexican painter.
September 26, 2006
[A]s in soap opera, drama is synonymous with the torments of love. Hayek is a brave, tireless performer, ... but given the script she can only play Kahlo the "beguiling personality" she liked to think of herself as ... rather than Kahlo the artist.
December 6, 2004
Frida boasts a small galaxy of charismatic stars orbiting two appealing actors in the juiciest roles of their careers.
Read More | Original Score: B
August 22, 2004
While this conventional bio-pic may please middle brow audiences, fans of Ms. Taymor are almost certain to realize that the film could have been so much more than this.
Read More | Original Score: 69/100
June 23, 2004
While Hayek's portrayal is appealing and sincere, it's a shade too adoring. She doesn't convey the excruciating pain that besieged Kahlo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 23, 2004
Disappointingly conventional, particularly given Taymor's past work on stage and screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 69/100
February 16, 2004
A glossy, paint-by-numbers portrait best hung in a bank lobby. Taymor seems to forget that what defined Kahlo's artistic output was the terrible pain she endured...
December 1, 2003
A blasé etching of a fraught relationship, largely ignoring the social and political influences on Frida's art.
August 1, 2003's the performances that elevate Frida to more than just movie-of-the-week fodder.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 25, 2003
Salma Hayek brilha em alguns momentos e fracassa ridiculamente em outros. A direção de arte e os efeitos são interessantes, mas o roteiro não contribui. Destaque para Molina.
| Original Score: 3/5
June 27, 2003
A maddeningly vague biography, Frida is all the worse for starting off with such narrative promise and visual pizzazz before degenerating into boring, episodic misery.
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
June 19, 2003
It would be nice to report that the subsequent film, with all of the talent and perseverance that has gone into seeing it to fruition, was worth the heartfelt efforts of all involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 5, 2003
. . .a feast for the senses, the mind, and the soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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