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Tetro Reviews

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Philip Concannon
The Skinny
July 8, 2010
It's a deeply personal picture that's overflowing with exuberance and passion and is the director's best work in over twenty years.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Sobczynski
July 6, 2010
Funny, haunting, strange and striking in equal measure, Tetro is a triumph that reconfirms Francis Ford Coppola's position as one of the great American filmmakers...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
July 6, 2010
Unabashedly theatrical and richly cinematic, even when it's falling apart...
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
July 6, 2010
Shot mostly in a chiaroscuro black and white, with color interludes for the flashbacks and for surreal ballet sequences in the mode of Michael Powell's The Red Shoes, Tetro rewards the eye.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark Jenkins
July 6, 2010
A dazzling stylistic exercise, Francis Ford Coppola's Tetro pays tribute to great bygone European filmmakers.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
July 6, 2010
There is not enough dramatic tension to sustain the film for two hours and conjectures about the Coppola family saga are really extraneous to the experience of Tetro.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Dave White
July 6, 2010
Incidents take a back seat to the main event, which is Francis Ford Coppola swooshing ideas and feelings about fathers, sons, blood ties and artistic accomplishment around in a big wine glass.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 30, 2010
Stylish, involving and intensely personal, the film really gets under the skin with its emotional story and powerfully visual tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Geoffrey Macnab
Uncut Magazine [UK]
June 30, 2010
Coppola may be working on, for him, a smallish budget (reportedly around $15 million) but that doesn't mean his usual craftsmanship has abated. The film is sleekly shot and edited.
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
June 28, 2010
Coppola's fascination with family ties and guilty secrets is at the heart of a grandiose but half-baked saga that doffs its cap to the florid theatricality of Powell and Pressburger and Sixties Italian classics such as La Dolce Vita.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
June 26, 2010
The way ahead could be for Coppola père et fils to stay away from personal themes. Family isn't everything.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ian Freer
Empire Magazine
June 26, 2010
Frustrating and fitfully compelling, Tetro may not be a return to former glories, but this is Coppola through and through, an over-ambitious effort about thwarted ambition, full of ideas and passion, and smitten with cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 25, 2010
It would be kindest to ignore Tetro.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
June 24, 2010
Though it's unlikely to announce his return to the grand stage of big-budget cinema, the movie is graced with touches of the old Coppola magic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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David Jenkins
Time Out
June 24, 2010
Tetro is a movie filled with splashes of brilliance rather than being a plain brilliant movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy
June 24, 2010
Coppola is a shadow of the director he used to be. The use of black-and-white here only shows that more starkly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Damon Wise
Radio Times
June 24, 2010
The black and white cinematography and unusual sound design combining to haunting effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
June 24, 2010
for the most part it marks Coppola once again at the very top of his game - and there are enough nuances, ellipses and ambiguities here to make every return visit reveal something different and new.
Cassam Looch
June 23, 2010
Francis Ford Coppola makes a superb return to form with this intriguing and poetic journey into a troubled sibling relationship and the tortured psyche of an artistic genius.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Paul Huckerby
Electric Sheep
June 16, 2010
Tetro stands as proof that Coppola, with an almost stationary camera and nothing more technical than light on film, can still achieve a more stunning visual experience than the 3D CGI of Avatar.
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