A Summer In Genoa Reviews

September 13, 2019
Dull, and wholly undernourishing.
November 5, 2009
Genova fails to provide the view with much that is satisfying and instead accomplishes only a superficial examination of grief and the way people respond.
October 31, 2009
I didn't know Michael Winterbottom could make a dull movie until now. Genova, otherwise known perhaps as The Narrow Lanes of Genova, is a strange film which seems to have lost its bearings and its direction somewhere between concept and production
March 31, 2009
Winterbottom employs a naturalistic style that, in its self-conscious flatness, becomes an affectation, and the complete, wanton lack of any kind of drama is frustrating.
March 28, 2009
There is a vague sense of unease in the air but this remains a tedious movie in which everything remains unspoken, underdeveloped and annoyingly inconclusive.
March 27, 2009
Winterbottom tries to make a modern and meaningful parable. He fails quite miserably.
March 27, 2009
It is impossible not to admire the fluency and intelligence of Winterbottom's film-making, and his prolific output. Yet Genova is a disappointment, more like a tentative sketch for a movie than the actual finished product.
March 27, 2009
I suspect the director was aiming for a sun-blessed version of Don't Look Now, but his ghost story conjures neither suspense nor intrigue.
March 26, 2009
Slow pace dilutes the few moments of tension. A genre should have been picked and stuck with.
October 22, 2008
[Winterbottom] can't quite decide which well-trodden path to walk, either of domestic drama or of supernatural riddle, which should have been a sign that he hasn't really committed to this project.