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Caos Calmo (Quiet Chaos) Reviews

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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.
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.
June 29, 2009
Grief has rarely felt quite so empty as it does in Quiet Chaos.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 24, 2008
For a far superior meditation on bereavement, better to turn to Moretti's portrayal of a grieving father in 2002's The Son's Room.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 24, 2008
It's watchable and fluent, but there is something narcissistic and conceited in Moretti's performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 22, 2009
[Nanni] Moretti makes this 'study' in despair a naggingly neutral, at times borderline coy experience.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 26, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 22, 2009
[Moretti delivers] a complex and complete performance...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 18, 2008
Nanni Moretti superbly carries family tragedy, infusing it with depth and humor.
October 20, 2008
Grimaldi's elegantly understated film is a Groundhog Day of grief suppressed and life suspended.
May 22, 2009
Some of the plot is implausible, yet the core ideas resonate richly, and the characters' behaviour is psychologically intriguing.
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 16, 2009
It's like a psychological study, but performed with grace and humanity
May 22, 2009
A respectable and always watchable film about bereavement, well acted and well made.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 22, 2009
Quiet Chaos has strength and insight about the experiences that cause us to change direction in life.
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
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.
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
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