Immortal Beloved Reviews

May 24, 2019
Music scholars have challenged the film's authenticity, but they cannot dispute the magnificent image-making by director Bernard Rose.
May 24, 2019
It may be a cartoon. Yet, with Beethoven's compositions crashing and storming around him, it's a cartoon that has some dark, harrowing grandeur.
May 24, 2019
Yes, this is another one of Hollywood's silly symphonies, an unintentionally amusing bit of piffle that allows mortals a privileged glimpse into the private life of a legendary composer.
May 24, 2019
Moments like these may lift Immortal Beloved high enough for even the most skeptical of purists to forgive it. Moments like these and, of course, all that glorious music.
May 24, 2019
For all the story's illicit passion, creative reveries, detective-like investigation and twist ending, Immortal Beloved is episodically slow and surprisingly flat.
May 24, 2019
A turgid affair with a palette that recalls used Ace bandages.
May 24, 2019
The results are always excessive and sometimes quite aggravating, but they're weirdly appropriate to the subject of the story, an over-the-top artiste who seemed excessive and aggravating to many of his 19th-century cronies.
May 24, 2019
Despite Oldman's powers, this adds up to a less than immortal musical love story.
May 24, 2019
Ultimately, Beloved has all the sound and fury of Beethoven's music but none of its emotional resonance.
May 24, 2019
Puffed up and pompous, but puny, this is a stodgy pudding of a film that moves at a snail's pace and tries unsuccessfully to accommodate wildly different performing styles from actors of various countries.