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Frida Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
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-
David Gurney
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Graphic biopic of artist Frida Kahlo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
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
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
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.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
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
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 22, 2007
Salma Hayek earned an Oscar nomination for her fierce, passionate portrayal of the famous, iconic Mexican painter.
Alan Dale
Blogcritics.org
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.

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 30, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
Frida boasts a small galaxy of charismatic stars orbiting two appealing actors in the juiciest roles of their careers.
| Original Score: B
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
October 7, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
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
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
...it's the performances that elevate Frida to more than just movie-of-the-week fodder.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
April 5, 2003
. . .a feast for the senses, the mind, and the soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 27, 2003
Should be a fascinating story, but, oddly enough, it is not compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Glenn Kenny
Premiere Magazine
March 4, 2003
With splendid supporting turns from the likes of Ashley Judd, Edward Norton, and Geoffrey Rush, and some terrific set pieces, Taymor brings Kahlo's art to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Empire Magazine
March 2, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
March 1, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 18, 2003
While Frida is no masterpiece, it's nevertheless worth the price of admission to see Hayek master her craft.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
July 7, 2012
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David Ansen
Newsweek
November 1, 2007
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 19, 2004

FilmStew.com
February 1, 2004
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
December 15, 2003
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
August 18, 2003
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Guardian
March 25, 2003
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
March 11, 2003
Una película que produce sensaciones contradictorias.

Sydney Morning Herald
March 7, 2003

FilmFour.com
March 4, 2003
Alexander Walker
London Evening Standard
March 1, 2003

The Straits Times (Singapore)
March 1, 2003

Stuff.co.nz
February 11, 2003
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
February 2, 2003

Boston Phoenix
November 18, 2002
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David Edelstein
NPR's Fresh Air
November 16, 2002
Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
November 2, 2002
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
November 2, 2002
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