Grand Piano Reviews

August 29, 2019
Ridiculous, convoluted, and contrived.
August 18, 2017
There is little point going into the motives of the man calling the shots in Damien Chazelle's script as they are ridiculous and ill-conceived.
September 19, 2014
The tension fizzles once the reasons for the gunman's motives become evident. A shame, as it's an intriguing conceit.
September 18, 2014
It's a crazy if occasionally engaging mess.
September 18, 2014
The filmmaking virtuosity is admirable, but in the end it's more flat than sharp.
September 15, 2014
More concept that complete movie, despite serious style from the director and the cast's considerable conviction. Sadly, there's no masking the plot's piano-sized holes.
September 7, 2014
At just 90 minutes, Grand Piano fades out right before it begins to overstay its welcome.
April 8, 2014
Builds up a good momentum of suspense only to throw it away on a rushed and powerfully unsatisfying ending, rendering all its preposterousness suddenly unforgivable.
March 20, 2014
...é como ficar num elevador estragado com um amigo bêbado: embora ele possa até te fazer rir em função da embriaguez, a experiência perde a graça quando você se dá conta de que terá de passar os próximos 90 minutos preso ao seu lado.
March 20, 2014
"Grand Piano" is an ambitious effort that plays dumb.
March 14, 2014
We'll accept a certain number of implausibilities in this sort of high-concept thriller. Impossibilities are something else
March 6, 2014
With nearly a dozen production companies and financiers presenting it, "Piano" is nothing more than a way for moneyed muckety-mucks to be part of the movie biz.
March 5, 2014
The only way I can make sense of this movie is to imagine it was made on a dare: Someone bet Spanish director/composer Eugenio Mira he couldn't do "Speed," but with a piano instead of a bus - and the guy likes to prove people wrong.
March 4, 2014
The tempo is swift though the timbre is hollow in this superficially engrossing thriller, which channels the go-for-broke spirit of Brian De Palma and Dario Argento without quite attaining the same senses-altering fervor.
November 1, 2013
there is considerable virtuosity here in the execution of the cinematography and set design - but the pleasures are chiefly of a technical nature, with the screenplay too contrived to engage.