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Critic Reviews for Heleno
There's just so much one can care about this star athlete and his self-destructive journey.
What you get instead of soccer is almost two hours of late-stage syphilis.
Equal parts temper and tenderness, lust and incaution, "Heleno" is short on specifics but long on impression.
José Henrique Fonseca's handsome black-and-white, impressionistic bio-drama goes very Raging Bull-ish, to tell a piece of the story of Heleno de Freitas, a Brazilian soccer star with matinee-idol charisma.
From its flash-forward framing sequence to its glossy black and white images, the film emulates Raging Bull in nearly every particular, while failing to capture even a sliver of that tortured-soul sports-movie's insight or visceral power.
Audience Reviews for Heleno
Not really fond of biopic, especially for the one who was so distant from me. Quite a formulaic narrative for a biopic. But good to see more about Rodrigo Santoro, apart from his pretty face.
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