The Best Offer Reviews

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June 11, 2020
The film is not without its share of flaws - the intentionally stilted dialogue will get on some folks' nerves - but does just enough to deliver upon expectations.
July 27, 2014
Tornatore lays on the symbolism a bit thickly, and the film's mix of accents offers a distinct whiff of Europudding. You will probably even see some of the twists coming. Yet the film is still terrifically compelling.
March 31, 2014
Part of a forger's craft involves not simply duplicating the images but replicating the strokes to be found in the original. Tornatore's film makes deft use of cinematic cliché to lead viewers astray.
February 3, 2014
In The Best Offer, director/writer Giuseppe Tornatore feasts at the Hitchcock table.
January 30, 2014
The movie's an eyeful, though, thanks to the intricate production design and many artworks on display; it's also an earful, thanks to Ennio Morricone's fittingly lush score.
January 24, 2014
"The Best Offer" is at its best when it's decidedly weird.
January 23, 2014
An uneven but weirdly mesmerizing drama/thriller, Giuseppe Tornatore's "The Best Offer" offers an acting showcase to Geoffrey Rush.
January 17, 2014
Italian writer-director Giuseppe Tornatore... designs beautiful sets around Virgil, who holds the screen in nearly every shot.
January 14, 2014
When all is revealed in "The Best Offer," the appropriate reaction is that of a frustrated auctioneer: "That's it? That's all you've got?"
January 9, 2014
The film has several smart twists and surprises up its well-tailored sleeve.
January 9, 2014
If its destination is patently obvious from the outset, the journey does at least offer scattered pleasures.
January 8, 2014
The clues and themes laid out early on in The Best Offer, which evolve into heavy handedness in their own right, also lay unencumbered paths for obvious twists to come in this limp arthouse thriller.
January 8, 2014
A sleek art-world caper.
January 5, 2014
What a nice way to start 2014, with this intricate, multi-layered tale of mystery, deceit, and delicate anxiety...
January 5, 2014
Isn't there a more interesting way to handle an imprisoned princess than this tired cliché?
January 3, 2014
Strangely old-fashioned in its construction and requiring a Golden Gate-level feat of engineering to achieve the suspension of disbelief necessary to unironically enjoy it, the...excesses of The Best Offer are best approached with severe caution.
January 3, 2014
An intriguingly Hitchcockian premise gradually takes on a preposterous air in the art-world noir "The Best Offer."
January 3, 2014
Part of the pleasure in watching The Best Offer is the elegant, unassumingly suspenseful way it unfolds.
January 2, 2014
dull and lifeless, reducing a talented cast to cogs grinding through a rusty plot that continually scratches at the same surface-level implications
January 2, 2014
A storyline that never quite delivers and some clunky dialogue derail the initial promise of Cinema Paradiso director Giuseppe Tornatore's first English-language feature.
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