Memoirs of a Geisha - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Memoirs of a Geisha Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 30, 2009
Titanic fraudulence
Simon Weaving
Screenwize
July 30, 2009
It's lush, stylish and a feast for the eyes and ears rather than the heart and soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Paul Chambers
CNNRadio
July 29, 2009
The screenplay was lacking, the characters not engaging, the story dragged on and no real insights on being a geisha. Paul Chambers, CNN.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide
April 26, 2007
Director Rob Marshall has a sophomore flop on his hands.
Full Review | Original Score: 65/100
David Noh
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
For all of its inaccuracies and over-the-top mise-en-scène, Memoirs is quite entertaining.
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Camerin Courtney
Christianity Today
September 27, 2006
The overall effect is not so unlike Mameha's description of geisha themselves: a moving work of art.
| Original Score: 3/4
Matt Pais
Metromix.com
May 4, 2006
As authentic as cheeseburger teriyaki.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record-Chronicle
February 21, 2006
...the film's achievements lie mostly on the surface, rather than underneath it.
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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
February 13, 2006
A beautiful-looking film with an ugly little fantasy at its heart.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
February 2, 2006
Não é apenas seu falso moralismo que o compromete; como centro de sua narrativa, o longa traz uma historinha de amor artificial carregada de diálogos cafonas e melodramáticos.
| Original Score: 2/5
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
January 19, 2006
Cinematographer Dione Beebe ... fills the screen with lavish images that constantly amaze the senses.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
January 18, 2006
The subject remained interesting enough to this provincial American to accept and ultimately enjoy the film's well-worn romanticism, even with its resignedly tired happy ending.
Peter Debruge
Premiere Magazine
January 17, 2006
Marshall's approach is simultaneously accessible and exotic, a breathtaking introduction that exposes without spoiling a world of carefully guarded mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 16, 2006
The greatest achievement of author Golden and director Marshall is their delicate capturing of the viciousness of women among women.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
January 16, 2006
Rutinaria adaptación de un best-seller sobre temática exótica, con lujos de fotografía, vestuario, dirección de arte y hasta música que no disimulan un argumento cursi y previsible.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 16, 2006
Stunning to look at, Memoirs of a Geisha is worth seeing for the lush visuals alone. The accents and culture clashes may grate, but the insight into this world, where men can be brought to their knees with a single glance, is mesmerising.
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus
January 15, 2006
Marshall's film is plucked from the era it represents, the 1930's, and shoved into our cinema schedules in the hopes of earning its creator another slice of awards success.
| Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
January 12, 2006
Gorgeous to look at but curiously uninvolving and occasionally irritating, this is ultimately something of a disappointment despite strong performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
January 11, 2006
Even though the novel is one of my favorites; the movie did not leave me disappointed. It left me wanting more, but I didn't walk out dissatisfied with what I was given.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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