The Devil's Violinist Reviews

May 22, 2016
Violin prodigy and classical crossover artist David Garrett can certainly play. Acting is a little iffier.
May 22, 2015
Potentially there is a portrait of the artist in crisis buried beneath all the histrionics and parables. As it is, The Devil's Violinist is simply tone deaf.
February 8, 2015
Florid, hysterical (though far from historical) pseudo-biographical movie about the famous violinist [Paganini].
February 3, 2015
A hilariously histrionic depiction of 19th-century superstar violinist Niccolò Paganini's rise to fame, far more Monty Python than Mozart.
January 30, 2015
The melodramatic script includes plenty of historical liberties, but at least it doesn't take itself too seriously.
January 30, 2015
Beautiful and thoughtful.
January 29, 2015
Though his dramatic performance is somewhat too mild, classical-pop violinist David Garrett brings an electrifying musical authenticity to the lead role in "The Devil's Violinist."
January 29, 2015
Even if, like me, you're a sucker for men with tossable hair and precision eyeliner, you can't help noticing that "The Devil's Violinist" is hysterical - and possibly historical - hooey.
January 29, 2015
Garrett, making his acting debut, isn't a strong enough presence to carry the nonmusical sequences.
January 29, 2015
The latest classical-music legend to have his life trashed-again-by a cheaply sensationalistic movie, this famed fiddler deserved way better.
January 29, 2015
While his story follows the Amadeus arc along meticulously precise beats, it still lacks a sense of shape, or a sense of stakes, to go with its pounding melodrama.
January 28, 2015
David Garrett's musical gifts far outstrip his acting chops in Bernard Rose's creaky 19th-century melodrama.
January 27, 2015
[Garrett's] handsome and fiddles something fierce, but his acting aptitude is more "Chopsticks" than Caprice no. 24 in A minor.