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Critic Reviews for Orfeu
For this viewer, the attempted marriage of mythic qualities and gritty reality never quite works.
A good soundtrack, colorful and skillfully designed sets, as well as excellent work by cinematographer Affonso Beato make Carlos Diegues' Orfeu a joy for the eyes and ears.
Audience Reviews for Orfeu
I enjoyed this movie. I spent 8 months in Brazil in 1975 and have a love of Brazilian films and music. This move is a romantic tragedy based on the Orfeus Myth and possible even the older Orpheus Brazilian movie. The movie has some failings and I did not particularly care for the slum/ drug war setting. The Plot is kind of weak and timid and is over dramatized. However Great Music Great scenes of Rio (and the slums) and all in all not a bad story. I enjoyed seeing the streets of Rio from the richness of Carnival to the life in the slums. All told I rate this a great remake of the original Brazilian film, and even with all its faults I highly recommended it!! Four Stars!! The film is worth seeing just for the fantastic music of Cateano Veloso and the Carnival Parade Scenes!! Lago
Shows that from ancient mythology to recent times in Brazil love hurts and one of the best soundtracks with nice scenes from Rio de Janeiro
The cinematography and cast are great, the movie as such is really a little too arty for my taste. Still worth checking out for fans of Brazilian cinema.
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