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The Man Who Cried Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
The film brings grace and balance to the traditional Holocaust story.

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Christopher Null
July 23, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
David Poland
Hot Button
May 31, 2002
Potter, unlike most, doesn't batter you with what she wants you to feel. As the lyrics of a song, this film is poetry. I suspect it will linger with me long after its details would normally fade. Beautiful.
Collin Souter
May 25, 2002
"The Man Who Cried" should be approached as a classic silent film where the movement and emotion tell the story, with dialogue being used sparingly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
November 27, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
July 13, 2001
The sort of film that has Americans adopting various European accents, not always in a convincing fashion.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
July 9, 2001
Christina Ricci has top billing, but The Man Who Cried is Cate Blanchett's movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Barry Johnson
July 6, 2001
It all won't be enough to convince Potter's critics, but the lush images that she assembles have a fascination.
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 22, 2001
If [Potter] personally, in her 40s, can go to Argentina and become a tango dancer, then we can't complain about anything that happens to Suzie. Not that we'd want to.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
June 21, 2001
A poetic look at transience, betrayal, loss and doom.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 14, 2001
What she lacks as a dramatist, Potter ... compensates for with a painter's eye and a composer's ear.
Michael Dequina
June 14, 2001
Ricci's strong work is ultimately just support for Potter's entrancing and emotional vision.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
June 6, 2001
a survivor story set against a historical background writ from the movie screen
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Peter Henne
Film Journal International
June 1, 2001
The whole film rings true to artful tones and positions, because Vierny sees the triumph of freedom over oppression as a kind of graceful, superlative production.
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Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
June 1, 2001
Has a good story; a lush, tantalizing style and tone; and an excellent cast.
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
May 29, 2001
Always interesting in a morbid and curious sort of way.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
May 26, 2001
Potter's cinematic vision is what makes The Man Who Cried shimmer and levitate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marshall Fine
Journal News (Westchester, NY)
May 26, 2001
Succeeds in spite of its aura of exhibitionistic sensitivity.
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