The Silence Before Bach (Die Stille vor Bach) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Silence Before Bach (Die Stille vor Bach) Reviews

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November 17, 2011
| Original Score: 3/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
August 20, 2009
The Silence Before Bach is a movie in which to take refuge, and it abjures the summer heat of pop culture for a cool and lasting immersion in the miracles that people are and can create.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Ted Fry
Seattle Times
August 1, 2008
The engaging enigma of The Silence Before Bach demonstrates an artistic wisdom that is as satisfying as it is challenging.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jan Stuart
January 31, 2008
The demolition of the music bio-pic as witnessed by Todd Haynes' I'm Not There and the parody Walk Hard continues robustly with this time-tripping melange from Spanish director Pere Portabella.
| Original Score: 3/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
January 30, 2008
Provide[s] gorgeous lensing and art direction and some of the world's most beautiful music.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
January 30, 2008
Like the music it celebrates, this is a film made in glory of the world.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Ronnie Scheib
January 29, 2008
Arguably stronger conceptually than visually, surreal mix of the unexpected and the banal is definitely not to everybody's taste. But the music is inarguably sublime.
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
January 29, 2008
At once cerebral film essay and unsweetened ear candy, Pere Portabella's The Silence Before Bach is nearly as tough to categorize as its maker.
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
January 24, 2008
Brings Bach's music to life with a mysterious, magnificent blend of drama, documentary, and quasi-surrealist whimsy.