Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) Reviews

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June 2, 2016
It balances otherworldliness and banality, sublimity and grotesquery, wonder and horror.
May 12, 2016
There have been a glut of fairy tale adaptations, from "Into the Woods," "Maleficient" and "Jack the Giant Slayer" to the network TV shows "Grimm" and "Once Upon a Time," but if you're a fan make room for "Tale of Tales."
May 5, 2016
More spellbinding than satisfying, but memorable and even haunting all the same.
April 29, 2016
Tale of Tales is the most faithful and creatively rendered fairy tale onscreen to date, bizarrely satisfying and totally worth a patient, focused viewing.
April 28, 2016
The director invests his filmmaking with so much bawdy, darkly comic energy that it's all the more perplexing that "Tale of Tales" never quite stirs to life.
April 28, 2016
Garrone has created a world of both rich and ugly textures - visual, narrative and imaginative - that transports, delights and imparts disturbing lessons.
April 5, 2019
Tale of Tales feels like David Cronenberg hijacked the set of Faerie Tale Theatre with an EXistenZ gristle gun. If only there was some more shape to this thing! Too many scenes struggle on awkwardly, like a slain animal that doesn't know it's dead yet.
April 1, 2019
A wildly imaginative, erotic, and at times nightmarish slice of adult high fantasy.
February 21, 2019
Tale of Tales is a unique vision that transports you into a magical, dangerous parallel fantasy world that's grotesque, beautiful, extraordinary, strange, where familiar things are distorted and anything imaginable is possible.
February 2, 2019
Filled with remarkable imagery and singular, interweaving fairy tales, Tale of Tales is the fabulously weird adult fantasy English language debut of Gommorah writer/director Matteo Garrone
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