The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Reviews

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November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
October 18, 2008
What's fascinating is that it is the very restrictions the story imposes on a director that allow Schnabel to turn it into such an eerie stunner of a movie.
October 18, 2008
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is one of the best movies of 2007, but I'd argue it's also the one most in tune with what this season of goodwill and tolerance is supposed to be all about.
May 8, 2008
January 14, 2008
An exquisite metaphor for the redemptive power of cinema. Without an ounce of cheap sentiment, this true story is as profoundly moving and dreamily beautiful as any film in recent memory.
June 6, 2019
Films like this are rare - movies that celebrate what is best in humanity in a powerful and moving way, that deserve to be seen and remembered.
February 1, 2019
A masterfully structured narrative: the story bounces organically and sensuously around various players and memories in Bauby's life.
August 23, 2018
It is a film that presents a nightmarish and almost unbearable medical case history that has been handled with humor, a lyrical deftness, and a remarkable absence of sentimentality...
August 22, 2017
Julian Schnabel's first film since Before Night Falls is a gorgeous, canny, and sensual adaptation of a most unlikely story.
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