The Red Violin (Le violon rouge) Reviews

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August 15, 2013
Like the immaculate instrument it follows, "The Red Violin" is a piece of filmmaking fully refined by the hands of someone who believed in the material, and the effect it leaves us with is one of transcendence.
September 7, 2011
August 7, 2008
May 26, 2006
A surprisingly exciting and delicate epic.
October 10, 2004
Franois Girard ... with co-writer Don McKellar and an able cast, has spun a yarn that crosses all manner of boundaries: geographic, artistic, and taste.
October 7, 2004
The story lines, while having little direct connection to historical events, are obviously grounded in musical and artistic legend.
July 2, 2004
It is disconcerting to see {Jackson}...after watching his exceptional performances as crazy criminals in two Quentin Tarantino movies.
June 8, 2004
July 2, 2003
entertains with fanciful fable and contains beautiful virtuoso violin solos (by Joshua Bell) and location shooting, but offers little substance
May 25, 2003
Derided by some contrarian critics for being "safe", this is an ambitious and at times uneven epic that stretches several continents and centuries . . .
May 20, 2003
January 29, 2003
November 7, 2002
August 21, 2002
August 13, 2002
Top Critic
March 19, 2002
March 5, 2002
A spiritually rich and musically sublime drama about the soulful dimensions of beauty.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
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