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Girl With a Pearl Earring Reviews

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June 29, 2015
Good script and fine acting at a snails pace but still a worthy watch.
May 22, 2015
I somehow feel that the book should be better. The movie is okay.
April 28, 2015
Great movie - beautiful and touching...:) I simply loved its atmosphere and the actors were perfect too... :)
½ March 22, 2015
Not very dramatic, took a while to get going. Ok film, not the worst I've ever seen.
March 22, 2015
A slow burn of a film, visually unique and some subtle performances. Enjoyed it.
½ February 28, 2015
Was a tad slow but well acted and a good story.
February 21, 2015
Pearl earring? Did the dude pull out at a funny angle or something?
½ February 2, 2015
Every shot is a painting; every silence is the best dialogue. It's a striking remainder of the beauty and intensity that filmmaking has.
January 3, 2015
Love Scarlet Johanssen in this surprising indie flick.
½ November 13, 2014
Extremely predictable.
November 9, 2014
Not fast-paced, but stunning, gripping & well done. If you like period pieces and love British actors (Firth, Wilkinson, Parfitt), you will joy be disappointed.
November 5, 2014
I watch this and my English course I had no idea it was scarlet Johansen but the movie surprisingly enchanted me it was really well done.
½ October 30, 2014
Pretty slow but good
½ October 30, 2014
An honestly average but still captivating historical drama about one of Vermeers most if not the most recognized piece of art. It never quite does anything that sets it apart from other historical dramas as it follows a similar pace an chacarcter presentation, but it is precisely the reason why uit shouldnt be disregarded. The acting is pretty good, the characters are well presented, and the story, while not entirely well paced and crafted, is satysfying andf entretaining.
½ October 11, 2014
The story of this movie is rather thin, but the scenery looks like a series of paintings by Vermeer. It's amazing how this movie brings 17th century Holland alive in every detail. Of course, t's no punishment to look at the pale face with blue-green eyes of Scarlett Johansson for an hour and a half either...
September 13, 2014
Although this movie is about an historical moment, I did find the pace quite slow and boring in parts. The director captured the period very well and I did feel for the servants who had to work extremely hard for there disrespectful masters. Griet, whose played by Scarlett Johannson, didn't do anything wrong as a servant, but she was constantly getting punished because of the attention that she was getting from Johannes Vermeer, played by Colin Firth. When you actually look at the real picture, you can't help but wonder what is going on in this girls mind. This movie does bring some light to the whole world surrounding this one picture, but I would have liked to see more about Vermeer who was a very unique artist. His attention to detail was a long process and the way that he created the colours were an eye opener. Anyway, you do have to be in the right mood to watch the movie because it has a very moody tone, but it is interesting because of it's historical element. Average!

After watching a few of Scarlett Johannson's movies back to back, she did seem to act the same in her earlier roles, but she has grown out of that habit of late. With movies like The Avengers and Lucy, she has become a more physical actress who has been blowing up at the box office. She also showed that she can tone down her roles with movies like Under The Skin and Hitchcock which didn't rely on her physical abilities so she has proved that she can take on any project that is put in front of her. Colin Firth is the master of period dramas so this role was right down his street. He is a proud owner of an Oscar after his brilliant performance in The King's Speech so there isn't that much more for him to achieve in such a versatile career. As for the other actors in this movie, they all put in a great performance but I'm just not a big fan of period dramas. 

Budget: $10million
Worldwide Gross: $31.5million

I recommend this movie to people who are into there period dramas about the famous Girl With A Pearl Earring painting and how it came about. 4/10
July 22, 2014
What an experience - simply beautiful
½ July 17, 2014
The novel was amazing! It s apity that i havent seen this film yet. I hope its as awesome as the novel!
May 29, 2014
Vermeer's painting, "Girl with a Pearl Earring," is my favorite of all time. There is so much mystery filling the wide eyes of this young lady. Whose jewelry is she wearing, and who is she looking at with such a longing desire? The painting is marvelous and this film does a nice job of fictionalizing its creation. As a lover of this masterwork, I do take a small issue with the fact that Scarlett Johansson is not an identical match to the girl, but she portrays the character well and I am amazed at how plain the make-up artists were able to make her until she is subtly transformed into this iconic figure. The scene when he paints her is absolutely chilling if you are a fan of this work and Colin Firth brings life to Vermeer. While the story is slow at times and could be better, I'd recommend this unique period piece to any art fan out there. Absolutely beautiful.
½ May 23, 2014
I kept waiting for the movie to become more interesting and it never did. Very dull storyline.
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