The Best Offer Reviews

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 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
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 3, 2014
Part of the pleasure in watching The Best Offer is the elegant, unassumingly suspenseful way it unfolds.
January 2, 2014
Geoffrey Rush brings striking depth of character to a classic Old World mystery set against the sophisticated backdrop of Europe's art auctions, with charming input from Jim Sturgess and Donald Sutherland.
September 29, 2013
Clearly at a phase in his career where he can do no wrong, Geoffrey Rush is the aloof, germaphobic, magnetic core of a beguiling tale about fine art, art auctions, fake paintings, antique automatons and wealthy urban hermits. Great stuff.
September 22, 2013
The very things that make The Best Offer such a sublime delight are also the same things that would cripple its narrative if closely scrutinised.
September 4, 2013
A stunning performance by Geoffrey Rush elevates this beguiling tale that explores authenticity and all its priceless facets - from the elite art world to that of human emotions.This rich characterisation is the basis on which the exposition relies
September 1, 2013
The cinematic equivalent of quicksand. By the time you realise something is awry you'll already be in far too deep
August 23, 2013
THE BEST OFFER is a cinematic palimpsest in the vein of Hitchcock's VERTIGO. Perfectly crafted performances, inescapable choral echoes of Morricone's wondrous score, the perfect forgery awaits, and begs to be revisited again and again.