Human Capital Reviews

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October 17, 2017
Glossy and engrossing, Human Capital unfolds like a variation on one of those films that spend two hours showing how a handful of seemingly unrelated characters are connected.
April 3, 2015
The film is further undone by an overwrought ending and toneless conclusion that proves too soft to energize the movie's implied though underdeveloped social critique.
April 2, 2015
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi contributes an affecting performance as the rich boy's spiritually bereft mother, whose self-worth has been smothered by luxury.
February 26, 2015
With its stylish lines and creamy production values, "Human Capital" combines the luxurious look of a classic wish-fulfillment fantasy with a stinging critique of capitalism's excesses and psychic costs.
February 19, 2015
In "Human Capital," the destinies of two Italian families become intertwined after a hit-and-run accident in which the victim is a waiter.
February 12, 2015
Human Capital transplants the action from Connecticut to a wealthy suburb of Milan, but the theme remains the same: In our rush to attain supposed happiness through money and power, we often overlook the things that really matter and make us truly happy.
February 12, 2015
Though it initially shows signs of overcoming its creakiness, "Capital" loses value when its screenwriters try too hard to be clever.
January 22, 2015
La Dolce Vita - never actually all that sweet - gone properly sour.
January 16, 2015
The haves and the wanna-haves mingle, anxious and wary, in Paolo Virzi's sharply observed Human Capital.
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January 15, 2015
Human Capital's principled outrage against the wealthy is overwhelming. But it's not particularly useful ...
January 15, 2015
Melding a morality play with a glossy soap, Italy's "Human Capital" is a fairly successful balance of entertainment and ideas.
January 15, 2015
The deft editing makes all this easy to follow, and the strong ensemble cast, not to mention the unpredictable story, keeps us engaged.
January 14, 2015
Part of the problem with this particular mode of storytelling, which has become quite fashionable in recent years, is that it imposes a clunky guessing game on the viewer: What's My Theme?
January 14, 2015
This ensemble drama about troubled upper-middle class strivers is slick, confident, and rather empty, and structurally more self-defeating than clever.
January 13, 2015
It's all handsomely managed, polished and professional, but the pieces are too neatly manufactured to feel as if anything is truly at stake.
January 13, 2015
At first you'll seethe - then your heart will ache.
December 3, 2014
Towards the end, the solution of the mystery takes up a little too much of the film's energies, but the resolution is not entirely predictable, and deftly explored.
September 28, 2014
It's not hard to imagine Crash director Paul Haggis snapping up the remake rights to this slick, decently acted maelstrom of contrivances and superficial class commentary.
September 26, 2014
Not just a chic thriller, but an engrossing study of Italian society and a downward-spiralling economy.
September 26, 2014
An engrossing, stinging look at aspirational parvenus and the super-rich they emulate.
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