Martin Eden Reviews

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May 22, 2020
Despite Martin Eden being only two hours, it is so densely packed with a cosmos's volume of emotion and life, that it is as epic as any Sergio Leone or David Lean film.
May 9, 2020
A young man's adventuresome quest to become a successful writer.
November 19, 2019
A film with absolute beauty both visually and in sound with a great balance as a political film, an epic drama and a love story. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 16, 2019
Stepping into Martin Eden is stepping back to a time gone by but for its anger, which feels elegiac and historical but also present.
November 8, 2019
The acting is lyrical...I enjoyed this enormously. It keeps you off balance and it overflows with high-stakes emotion.
October 22, 2019
Essentially experimental, [Pietro] Marcello assembles this movie as a collage of imagery and topical themes that are cleverly hooked into a driving central narrative.
October 22, 2019
A movie that reflects... on the power of culture, social classes, the essence of socialism, individualism, and a host of other topics of our time. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 16, 2019
While not the worst film of 2019, Martin Eden does not come close to reaching its full potential.
October 10, 2019
Worth your time for a striking lead performance.
October 9, 2019
Among the benefits granted by Martin Eden, Pietro Marcello's film, is to detect, smell, feel, chew the rage, the destruction, the impossibility of the character. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 4, 2019
Marcello has crafted a visual delight and Marinelli brilliantly brings a complex character with a captivating arc to life. Martin Eden serves a lot on its plate. Between so many themes, sometimes it can feel like too much at once, but never boring.
October 3, 2019
A movie worth seeing on the big screen as it's both beautifully crafted and features wonderful performances.
September 27, 2019
The mercenary charmer as a character study is nothing new but Martin Eden is worth it for the completely alluring and complicated performance by Marinelli.
September 23, 2019
[Martin Eden's] fall is... the perfect example of the paradigm of construction of the artist's idea since Modernity. [Full review in Spanish]
September 23, 2019
Ultimately Martin Eden is beautiful piece of filmmaking to look at and a haunting snapshot into the lasting wears of political strife on the individual thinker.
September 13, 2019
There is too much here to admire and celebrate, not least of which is the assuredness of Marcello's vision and his boldness in trying to keep the potentialities of cinema thriving.
September 11, 2019
Martin Eden does what few artists or commentators care to do: attempt to grasp, rather than capitalize on, the fraught humanity and circumstances that lead to self-defeating political ideologies.
September 7, 2019
Martin Eden seems like a complete work, full of cinema, and well worth a second viewing. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 5, 2019
With the unexpected scope and audacity of his latest, Marcello proves that he has no intention of resting on his laurels.
September 5, 2019
Marinelli is terrific as the idealistic aspiring author. He commands the screen with effortless charm and evokes the innocence, frustrations, and ultimately pride of what could have been an ironed-out literary hero.
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