Tetro Reviews

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September 26, 2020
More than gets by on the strength of Coppola's ability to construct a visually arresting and compelling film even when the story and the dialogue border on uninteresting.
August 13, 2020
Francis Ford Coppola shows here that he can, now in his 70s, make a movie with the same kind of youthful spirit of his past, but with the control and patience of a veteran filmmaker
October 24, 2019
Deeply personal yet utterly accessible, and with moments of laugh out loud humour mixed in with the Tennessee Williams-esque tension, Tetro is romanticism, comedy and drama wrapped up in one utterly sublime package.
December 6, 2018
It's wonderful to see Mr. Coppola working from his own material again, although the results are uneven.
November 5, 2018
A welcome return to some kind of form for the bearded behemoth.
March 19, 2018
Watching Tetro, Coppola's first original screenplay in some 30 years, is like eavesdropping on someone's dream.
January 4, 2018
Tetro means "gloomy" in Italian, and sitting through this film is depressing indeed.
August 23, 2017
The movie is befuddling, but not because of plot convolutions. It keeps you at a distance when it seems singly concerned with the particular plight of the "art family."
August 23, 2017
Tetro is an acquired taste.
November 18, 2011
Coppola excels at what might be termed the cinema of inadequacy.
February 2, 2011
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.
July 6, 2010
A dazzling stylistic exercise, Francis Ford Coppola's Tetro pays tribute to great bygone European filmmakers.
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.
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.
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...
July 6, 2010
Unabashedly theatrical and richly cinematic, even when it's falling apart...
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.
June 30, 2010
Stylish, involving and intensely personal, the film really gets under the skin with its emotional story and powerfully visual tone.
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.
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