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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
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
A surprisingly exciting and delicate epic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
Read More | 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
| 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.
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