The Legend of 1900 (La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano) Reviews

March 6, 2019
...the nearly incessant camera movement suggests only the literal: the ship's progress across the ocean.
March 6, 2019
A trio of fine performances keeps it from curdling into magical schmaltz. Roth projects a disarmingly elegant presence, and he's equaled by Clarence Williams III, who challenges 1900 to a piano showdown in the film's exuberant centerpiece.
March 6, 2019
The Legend of 1900 would have benefited from more story and less music, and tends to wear thin before it quite reaches the dock, but it is a ravishing film. Titanic should have looked so good.
June 17, 2008
The story's questions regarding fear of the unknown and of the world's infinite dimensions seem too fragile and intellectual a skeleton on which to hang a two-hour film.
August 15, 2002
As this exquisite fable unfolds, we're increasingly able to recognize ourselves in Tornatore's unlikely hero--and Tornatore is able to find in it unexpected meanings.
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March 19, 2002
January 1, 2000
Giuseppe Tornatore's tale of a ship-bound piano virtuoso drowns in its own treacle.
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