Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) Reviews

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 28, 2016
It's never a boring film to look at, but it is often a tiring one.
April 22, 2016
Garrone's previous films (including 2008's harrowing Gomorrah about the Neapolitan mafia) haven't hinted at the sort of playful, mischievous whimsy found in Tale of Tales.
April 22, 2016
What Garrone & co. have concocted is a Grand Guignol pop-up storybook, full of metaphorical dark woods and morality plays.
April 22, 2016
The structuring feels arbitrary; the film switches narratives willy-nilly, without resolving a particular note or even aiming to surprise, jar, switch gears.