The White Crow Reviews

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February 11, 2020
Quite a technical achievement. Beautifully shot and with all authentic or authentic-looking locations...
January 17, 2020
Just like how Pushkin asks why artists plunge so much into their craft, I couldn't help but ask why Fiennes and Hare wanted to tell this story.
January 10, 2020
The White Crow is a decent film giving light to an artist you might not know and humanizes him along the way.
January 7, 2020
In the last half-hour, at just about the point that you're as sick of Nureyev as his KGB chaperones must have been, the movie takes off irresistibly as a thriller.
December 11, 2019
The White Crow powerfully suggests that an appetite for appreciating art as well as performing it shaped Nureyev's fluid self.
September 27, 2019
I am found myself fairly taken in with this just as a [straightforward], good, sensible drama.
August 6, 2019
The White Crow offers up all these elements of Nureyev - his past, his heat, his vulnerabilities - but all those parts are dancing around each other incongruously rather than as a well-choreographed ensemble piece.
August 2, 2019
Lacks that passion, spark and danger which made Nureyev such a master.
July 31, 2019
It was probably a much better idea to get a real Russian ballet dancer to play the role rather than an English-speaking actor with a phoney Russian accent and a dance double.
July 29, 2019
...a taut dramatic thriller that is as much about overcoming adversity and the drive of an artist to be free, as it is about Nureyev, the Cold War or ballet.
July 24, 2019
The solid final 20 minutes of the film demonstrate how strong a director Fiennes can be, but it's a slow, obviously deliberate build up that might test the patience of those who don't have a standing interest in the dancer or of this period in history.
July 19, 2019
The Nureyev story is a very good one, and Fiennes and Hare tell it well.
July 18, 2019
In his biographical drama, director Ralph Fiennes takes a plodding yet scattershot approach to dancer Rudolph Nureyev.
July 17, 2019
The film gives the impression that much of Fiennes' attention went into working with Ivenko on shaping the details of this portrait -- and it is psychologically convincing, whether or not it has much to do with the real man.
July 17, 2019
The depiction we get of Nureyev, as captured by newcomer Oleg Ivenko, is one of frustrating inconsistency.
July 1, 2019
That common dance-movie trope of technique versus passion applies to the film itself, which is handsome and correct in form but somewhat lacking, at crucial moments, in life and spark.
June 27, 2019
It is made more dramatic by Nureyev's frequent tantrums...and made worse by the over-exposure of persons important to the plot, but useless as characters worth caring about, such as Exarchopoulos' socialite, Saint.
June 20, 2019
A curiously passionless biopic.
June 19, 2019
only soars when he's briefly dancing
June 4, 2019
At its best, The White Crow allows its dance sequence to function as its most exciting set pieces...
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