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Caos Calmo (Quiet Chaos) Reviews

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Top Critic
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
June 26, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Richard Mowe
Boxoffice Magazine
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
May 22, 2009
Quiet Chaos has strength and insight about the experiences that cause us to change direction in life.
Mark Demetrius
FILMINK (Australia)
May 22, 2009
Some of the plot is implausible, yet the core ideas resonate richly, and the characters' behaviour is psychologically intriguing.
Des Partridge
Daily Telegraph (Australia)
May 22, 2009
[Moretti delivers] a complex and complete performance...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)
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).
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
May 22, 2009
A respectable and always watchable film about bereavement, well acted and well made.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
May 22, 2009
It's subtle stuff with an appealing lack of contrivance and there is something very natural about its resolution.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
May 16, 2009
It's like a psychological study, but performed with grace and humanity
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
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
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
May 15, 2009
Moretti's imposing frame and presence form the heart of this unexpected tale about love, relationships and loss.
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
October 27, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Sam Toy
Empire Magazine
October 24, 2008
Don't expect anything too profound from this middleweight fare - but it'll still be better than the inevitable remake.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
October 24, 2008
A thoughtful portrait of the purgatory of grief that prefers small incidences and exchanges over grand gestures of sentiment and revelation. It's sad - but never cloying.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/6
Kevin Maher
Times (UK)
October 24, 2008
The boldest stroke in Nanni Moretti's Quiet Chaos is in what it doesn't do, rather than what it does.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chris Hicks
Total Film
October 24, 2008
Quiet Chaos feels thin and, especially towards the end, increasingly implausible. All the same, Moretti's simpatico screen persona just about carries it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Karl French
Financial Times
October 24, 2008
This is a slow-burning, very well acted film that contains, almost disconcertingly, a graphic sex scene, a strange star-cameo very late on, and something close to a Hollywood ending.
Robert Hanks
Independent (UK)
October 24, 2008
But on balance, they're outweighed by some striking and funny moments, and Moretti's immensely charming, reassuring presence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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