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May 7, 2003
The music is arguably the weakest element here but considering current world events, there are plenty of chords that sound a resonating reminder of a tyrannical regime left unchecked.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 7, 2003
The best movie 2002 had to offer.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
April 5, 2003
(Brody's] performance is a marvel of wary tenacity and unquenchable humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 1, 2003
A haunting tale of survival that helps us to further understand a horrifying and unforgettable chapter in our constantly checkered history.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 22, 2003
Utiliza un estilo clásico, directo, con mucha atención al detalle y a los efectos individuales de un infierno colectivo.
March 19, 2003
'El Pianista es, sin duda alguna, la obra maestra de Polanski. Es una visión humana de un hecho inhumano, un recordatorio de que el espíritu del hombre es más grande que cualquier conflicto.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 17, 2003
In ways, it's more effective than even Spielberg's Schindler's List... Polanski's work is more of a personal and therapeutic experience for him, going back to his Polish roots in the midst of the horror that he and his family witnessed firsthand.
March 14, 2003
The loneliness, guilt and impotence on Brody's face is haunting. His performance is extraordinary.
March 9, 2003
POWERFUL seems too small a word to describe The Pianist, a masterpiece from a master film-maker.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 5/5
March 8, 2003
Sem se preocupar em criar momentos melodramáticos para arrancar lágrimas do espectador, O Pianista é um filme triste sem que, para isso, precise ser emocionante.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 8, 2003
A strong script, powerful direction and splendid production design allows us to be transported into the life of Wladyslaw Szpilman, who is not only a pianist, but a good human being.
March 6, 2003
...An absolute must-see for anyone who cares about history and what the cinema can do to document it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 28, 2003
At almost two and a half hours, Ronald Harwood's screenplay occasionally drags. At the same time, Brody's straightforward portrayal of Szpilman and Polanski's unblinking eye make for a number of gripping, undeniably powerful sequences...
February 26, 2003
Polanski's anger and sadness emanate from virtually every frame.
| Original Score: 3/4
February 21, 2003
Not a celebration of the human spirit, neither demonizing the Germans nor lionizing the Jews, resisting both deceptive moral uplift and despairing moral nihilism, The Pianist is a work of exquisite restraint.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
February 17, 2003
Roman Polanski reminds why he is one of the world's greatest living filmmakers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 15, 2003
"The Pianist" is a testament that truth is stranger, and far more moving, than fiction.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
February 13, 2003
If this film doesn't inspire you, nothing will.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 11, 2003
One man's true story set against the Holocaust is a haunting, beautiful tale of humanity, horror and hope.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 10, 2003
Brody is in nearly every frame of the film, and he must not only carry the film's heart, but also its soul and mind. We must feel his agonies, and we do.
Full Review| Original Score: 4.5/5
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