The Red Violin (Le violon rouge) Reviews

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David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 10, 2004
François Girard ... with co-writer Don McKellar and an able cast, has spun a yarn that crosses all manner of boundaries: geographic, artistic, and taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 7, 2004
The story lines, while having little direct connection to historical events, are obviously grounded in musical and artistic legend.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James O'Ehley
Movie Gurus
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 . . .
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
January 29, 2003
| Original Score: 3.5/4
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
August 21, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 13, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 5, 2002
A spiritually rich and musically sublime drama about the soulful dimensions of beauty.
Top Critic
Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Greg Dean Schmitz
Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
January 1, 2000
Girard invests each episode of this production with dramatic credibility and emotional strength.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
Like a blending of great symphony and great cinema, The Red Violin is a magnum opus of musical-visual composition.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net
January 1, 2000
A sensual pleasure to hear, and to watch the film on screen... an intellectual pleasure to mull the complex themes afterwards. This is filmmaking of the highest order.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 1, 2000
Its individual pieces interlock smoothly as a whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

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March 24, 2002
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