The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Reviews

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.
January 10, 2008
It's a subject and a film that perfectly blends the tragic with the triumphant.
January 4, 2008
Profoundly moving.
January 4, 2008
Director Julian Schnabel uses his skill as a painter to assemble a collage of fantastical images to reveal the exquisite physical wreck that Bauby has become.
December 26, 2007
[Director Julian] Schnabel isn't going anywhere astounding in this film; it is, after all, about a man who can't move. But he is exploring the vast potential of both imagination and spirit.