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Frida Reviews

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November 7, 2002
A few sublime and moving moments interrupting an otherwise pedestrian movie biography.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 23, 2002
It's just disappointingly superficial -- a movie that has all the elements necessary to be a fascinating, involving character study, but never does more than scratch the surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 30, 2002
The film somehow misses the mark, having made rather tidy a messy and brutally painful life.
November 8, 2002
Why do the movies always turn the lives of fascinating, complex artists into the same old boring story?
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 24, 2002
Meticulously mounted, exasperatingly well-behaved film, which ticks off Kahlo's lifetime milestones with the dutiful precision of a tax accountant.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 1, 2003
A blasé etching of a fraught relationship, largely ignoring the social and political influences on Frida's art.
January 5, 2003
Frida would not exist without Hayek, and the sad irony is it would be so much better without her.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
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
October 24, 2002
Certainly beautiful to look at, but its not very informative about its titular character and no more challenging than your average television biopic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 11, 2002
... its many grand artistic touches introduced throughout can't compensate for the libertine spirit that's missing in telling Frida's story.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 27, 2003
La de Salma es una versión de Frida superficial, preciosista y sin ningún contenido.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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 23, 2004
Disappointingly conventional, particularly given Taymor's past work on stage and screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 69/100
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
October 22, 2002
The impressionist model might have served Taymor better than her Frida's straightforward script, which is ultimately overwhelmed with incident and suggests the labor of many hands.
October 24, 2002
A revolutionary life has rarely felt less edgy, or the biography of an iconoclast more bourgeois.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 24, 2002
Hamstrung by a script that seems determined to stop at all the big moments in Frida's life without giving anything time to resonate.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 24, 2002
Frida is certainly no disaster, but neither is it the Kahlo movie Frida fans have been looking for.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 1, 2002
Frida is intended to spread the word that Kahlo, a surrealist of surpassing self-investigation, was a firebrand and a legend. So why tell her story like a runny soap opera?
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 1, 2002
The movie is amazingly flat for a film about Kahlo.
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