The Goldfinch Reviews

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September 18, 2019
A complex story told by adding layer after layer. It is not easy entertainment. You must pay complete attention from beginning to end. But overall it does deliver a comprehensive story that is mostly well told.
September 17, 2019
The Goldfinch is perfect for people like me who haven't read the book, enjoy John Crowley movies, and don't need big stars. I think there are seven of us.
September 16, 2019
The Goldfinch boasts a number of noteworthy performances... but unless one comes in predisposed to invest, it's neither a moving dramatic experience nor a satisfying thriller.
September 16, 2019
Despite flaws, the movie intelligently captures the novel's intertwining themes...
September 16, 2019
The Goldfinch succeeds with Roger Deakins' always incredible cinematography and strong performances from Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman and Finn Wolfhard.
September 16, 2019
Crowley's yellow-cast frames soaked in incandescent light capture the hue of the painting, the glow of an ancient veneer, and the warmth of a love-filled memory. Things degrade when we hit the harsh sun of the Las Vegas suburbs...
September 16, 2019
Expectations flew high for the film adaptation of this best-loved book. But instead of soaring, it takes a dive.
September 15, 2019
Studpendously complex, yet brilliant performances from Ansel Elgort, Oakes Fegley, Jeffrey Wright, Luke Wilson make the Goldfinch worth watching for gorgeous cinematography of Roger Deakins and polished undercurrent high crimes direction of John Crowley
September 14, 2019
A sprawling, ungainly but perfectly-watchable mess about loss and grief, guilt and regret set in a world of art and antiques, Beethoven and bespoke suits.
September 13, 2019
I don't know why critics in Toronto attacked this film the way they did. It's not perfect, to be sure, but it's not a bad movie by any means.
September 13, 2019
I'm in the critic and audience minority on this one. Patience is needed to get through it but this is a complex story with very good acting and is one of the year's best films.
September 13, 2019
A little bit of faith is all you need to see it through.
September 13, 2019
Art-centered drama about loss has teen drinking, drug use.
September 12, 2019
It's possible I liked the motion picture as much as I did thanks to my affinity for Tartt's novel.
September 12, 2019
I'm haunted by it.
September 12, 2019
It's handsomely mounted, respectful to a fault, well-acted-and totally bloodless.
September 12, 2019
The film wisely leaves the linear narrative and effectively uses flashbacks to evoke central character Theo's memory of his mother.
September 12, 2019
Director John Crowley has the sensitivity and care to convey the book's emotions cinematically.
September 12, 2019
Despite the film's lack of cohesiveness, I believe the performances outweigh that negative factor. I also found the movie intriguing --- at least some of the time.
September 12, 2019
Elgort is well suited for this role. He has the classic, chiseled good looks that suits the character of the adult Theo.
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