Caos Calmo (Quiet Chaos) Reviews

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November 20, 2020
Perceptive and moving.
October 7, 2015
There are moments of truth in "Quiet Chaos," such as when Pietro resorts to recreational drugs and rough sex, but those moments are far too few and much too far between.
November 17, 2011
July 22, 2009
[Nanni] Moretti makes this 'study' in despair a naggingly neutral, at times borderline coy experience.
June 29, 2009
Grief has rarely felt quite so empty as it does in Quiet Chaos.
June 26, 2009
Moretti gives his usual excellent performance. But the script throws in too many other elements while it should be concentrating on the father-daughter relationship.
June 26, 2009
Quiet Chaos jerkily shifts tones, from oddly comic ... to blunt. And by blunt I mean an indiscreet, in-your-face sex scene that turns the viewer from observer to pervy voyeur.
June 26, 2009
The film, while uneven -- sometimes too on the nose, sometimes anecdotal and diffuse -- is generally absorbing, thanks mostly to the quality of the acting.
June 26, 2009
June 24, 2009
Not even the momentary participation extraordinaire of a vertically challenged famous filmmaker self-exiled from the United States can save this phony pseudo-drama from its final collapse into a heap of inconsequence and male vanity.
May 28, 2009
Grimaldi's sensitive direction, allied to a subtle score by Paolo Buonvino, sharp script and accomplished acting, helps to turn this into an original and complex study of the unpredictability of human foibles and weaknesses.
May 22, 2009
Quiet Chaos has strength and insight about the experiences that cause us to change direction in life.
May 22, 2009
Some of the plot is implausible, yet the core ideas resonate richly, and the characters' behaviour is psychologically intriguing.
May 22, 2009
[Moretti delivers] a complex and complete performance...
May 22, 2009
Touching and sentimental in equal measure, Quiet Chaos exhibits many traits that fans will recognise from Moretti's own films as director, such as Caro Diario (1993) and The Son's Room (2001).
May 22, 2009
A respectable and always watchable film about bereavement, well acted and well made.
May 22, 2009
It's subtle stuff with an appealing lack of contrivance and there is something very natural about its resolution.
May 16, 2009
It's like a psychological study, but performed with grace and humanity
May 16, 2009
Quiet Chaos is an apt description for the emotional state of Nanni Moretti's grieving widower Pietro, in a film whose central theme is grief, but that plays out with a mix of humour and acceptance
May 15, 2009
Moretti's imposing frame and presence form the heart of this unexpected tale about love, relationships and loss.
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