Girl With a Pearl Earring - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Girl With a Pearl Earring Reviews

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February 25, 2004
'Sobrio y fino trabajo fílmico que demuestra un prometedor inicio de carrera de un joven cineasta que puede ofrecer cosas interesantes a futuro. Verdaderamente recomendable'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
February 16, 2004
Dryer than a Tucson winter.
| Original Score: 2/4
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
February 13, 2004
An oblique and softly realized film that sneaks up on you with bleak inevitability and luminous awakenings.
| Original Score: B
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
February 12, 2004
visually striking but stultifying... there's less predatory hide-and-seek in 'Dracula' than there is here, and at least the vampires eventually put the bite on their victims.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 11, 2004
A worthy attempt, but the sum of Pearl Earring is less than its individual parts would suggest it could -- and should -- have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Eric D. Snider
February 4, 2004
Dazzles the eye while dulling the senses. It is as gorgeous as a painting, and almost as motionless.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
February 4, 2004
Similar to Shakespeare In Love in the manner in which it combines period fact with pure speculation.
| Original Score: 3/4
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
February 4, 2004
The aesthetic audacity only exposes the banality of what's going on underneath.
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David Jays
Sight and Sound
February 3, 2004
The film's scenarios may be unsurprising, but Webber's solemn evocation of art in a grey world gives his story an apt, unspoken gravity.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
February 3, 2004
Por baixo de sua superfície aparentemente plácida, aqueles personagens vivem uma paixão absurdamente intensa. Como o próprio quadro que dá título ao filme.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
February 3, 2004
Like Vermeer's paintings, Girl is a diminutive masterwork, deftly reflecting the master's mysterious art.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
February 2, 2004
Cinematographer Eduardo Serra somehow manages to capture the appearance of the wonderful Delft light seen in Vermeer's paintings...
| Original Score: 3/4
Victoria Alexander
February 1, 2004
It's like watching [fine art] paint dry.
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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
February 1, 2004
As a former editor, we might expect Webber to have a better sense of when to cut, but his instincts fail him completely here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeffrey Bruner
Des Moines Register
January 30, 2004
A film so beautiful that it's a treasure to watch and admire, a little like the Old Master himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
January 30, 2004
Cinematographer Eduardo Serra supplies painterly setups that should inspire much cooing from the gallery-opening set.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
January 30, 2004
Working from an intelligent, understated screenplay by Olivia Hetreed, director Peter Webber (an acclaimed documentarian) proceeds with a stunning assurance.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
January 30, 2004
Lavish attention to historical detail, the thorough immersion in this unusual world and Johansson's impressive performance make Girl With a Pearl Earring memorable but not a masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 30, 2004
Cinematically, this is as aloof and clinical as a film can get.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
January 30, 2004
Johansson ... tops all her previous work with a performance that's almost wordless but intensely expressive.
| Original Score: 3/4
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