Tetro Reviews

  • Nov 07, 2019

    The movie has something that works and at the same time it feels like it was close to be even better

    The movie has something that works and at the same time it feels like it was close to be even better

  • Sep 18, 2017

    On the surface, he's a genius who never publishes what he personally finds beautiful because his art is too private and tragic, but a more cowardly second motivation also exists: if he never lets the world see creative works dearest to his heart, they can never be rejected. The love Francis Ford Coppola gives Tetro makes it clear this is the creative work dearest to his heart. It made made no money, but got 70% Rotten Tomatoes. Which measure of success do you think Coppola cares about most?

    On the surface, he's a genius who never publishes what he personally finds beautiful because his art is too private and tragic, but a more cowardly second motivation also exists: if he never lets the world see creative works dearest to his heart, they can never be rejected. The love Francis Ford Coppola gives Tetro makes it clear this is the creative work dearest to his heart. It made made no money, but got 70% Rotten Tomatoes. Which measure of success do you think Coppola cares about most?

  • Apr 18, 2015

    Beautifully photographed and acted; the length of the film is its only drawback.

    Beautifully photographed and acted; the length of the film is its only drawback.

  • Carlos M Super Reviewer
    Oct 25, 2014

    How incredibly frustrating it is to see a movie so compelling, wonderfully directed, technically exemplary and with a gorgeous cinematography go into self-destruction mode in the last thirty minutes, when it gives in to predictable revelations and silly situations worthy of a lame soap opera.

    How incredibly frustrating it is to see a movie so compelling, wonderfully directed, technically exemplary and with a gorgeous cinematography go into self-destruction mode in the last thirty minutes, when it gives in to predictable revelations and silly situations worthy of a lame soap opera.

  • Jun 12, 2014

    A really very well done, interesting motion picture- with good performances throughout and a great twist at the end- despite all its unevenness.

    A really very well done, interesting motion picture- with good performances throughout and a great twist at the end- despite all its unevenness.

  • Apr 11, 2014

    Yet another post 2000 Coppola wash out. Yes, it's interesting but that's about all it is.

    Yet another post 2000 Coppola wash out. Yes, it's interesting but that's about all it is.

  • Mar 25, 2014

    A young man pays a visit to his estranged older brother in order to piece together his family history, and find out why his brother abandoned him and separated himself entirely from their family. It is a decent drama from Francis Ford Coppola, certainly better than his previous effort (or his subsequent one), but I couldn't help but feel the length of this picture...it is just a little long. The performances are all fine and the story beats all pretty much work, it just could have used some slight trimming.

    A young man pays a visit to his estranged older brother in order to piece together his family history, and find out why his brother abandoned him and separated himself entirely from their family. It is a decent drama from Francis Ford Coppola, certainly better than his previous effort (or his subsequent one), but I couldn't help but feel the length of this picture...it is just a little long. The performances are all fine and the story beats all pretty much work, it just could have used some slight trimming.

  • Jan 01, 2014

    It has all of FFC's creativity and finesse, my only want for the film was the Fredo family humanity which it lacked. It could have been a little more interesting.

    It has all of FFC's creativity and finesse, my only want for the film was the Fredo family humanity which it lacked. It could have been a little more interesting.

  • Oct 05, 2013

    One of the best movies i've seen all year. The story is captivating and takes place in beautiful Argentina. Nice pace, nice cinematography, nice acting... I seriously love this movie. In my opinion, it should be a classic.

    One of the best movies i've seen all year. The story is captivating and takes place in beautiful Argentina. Nice pace, nice cinematography, nice acting... I seriously love this movie. In my opinion, it should be a classic.

  • Feb 10, 2013

    A wonderful first three quarters of the film was let down by an unconvincing, weak ending. Shame.

    A wonderful first three quarters of the film was let down by an unconvincing, weak ending. Shame.