Leto Reviews

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January 19, 2020
Kirill Serebrennikov's LETO is a tribute to music, dreams of youth and the power - and beauty of ambition.
October 17, 2019
What it lacks in discipline it makes up for with a whole lot of feelings. Pure, deep, preciously undefined feelings.
October 1, 2019
An incredibly imagined film.
August 19, 2019
The unreal musical sequences in which crowds burst into renditions of Psycho Killer and The Passenger are fun, yet the film seems a bit too pleased with itself for coming up with something Danny Boyle might have tried 20 years ago.
August 16, 2019
Don't let the premise intimidate you.
August 14, 2019
A blaze of black-and-white with amped-up sound.
August 14, 2019
An earnest portrait of a little-known era in music history.
August 1, 2019
Maybe you had to be there, but it's a movie's job to take us, and this one gets only partway.
July 26, 2019
Leto sadly feels more like the conclusion of summer than the start of the year's brightest season, and is too devoid of energy to warrant a recommendation to anyone other than diehard fans of Serebrennikov's prior work.
July 19, 2019
It's all too inane and superficial. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 19, 2019
Shot splendidly in black and white, which underlines the somber atmosphere of the time, the movie lives in captivating images. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 16, 2019
Leto is built with visual silk and narrative power. [Full review in Spanish]
July 14, 2019
With an exquisite black and white photograph, Leto uses another edge in the repressive repertory of the Cold War. [Full review in Spanish]
July 13, 2019
Most rock biopics center on the excess, but given the events that take place in Leto, the film strikes a sharp bittersweet tone that places you in the atmosphere of underground rock in the '80s in Russia. [Full review in Spanish]
July 9, 2019
Perhaps, such a rebellious force as rock and roll in such a locked down society is interesting enough to make the film work, but the unique and fantasy elements that flourish throughout offer just enough to keep your attention and interest.
July 5, 2019
It's a playful, reality-bending conceit as well as an unexpectedly poignant one.
June 25, 2019
Its boundary-breaking musical numbers feel like the spirit of rebellious creativity embodied, and every frame exudes a joyous sense of freedom.
June 21, 2019
[T]he movie is less compelling as a narrative than it is as a recreation of the atmosphere of a certain time and place.
June 13, 2019
Filmed in black and white, Leto recovers with scenographic success the gray atmospheres of Leningrad. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 10, 2019
Leto is a gorgeous, endlessly charming romance drama that's part jukebox musical and part anthropological document. With revolution on the periphery, Leto is a superb picture.
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