The White Crow Reviews

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May 17, 2019
Fiennes' drab biopic of Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev drains the color from his life, and comes across as cold as a Soviet winter.
May 9, 2019
Ultimately, "The White Crow" seems tailored to appeal to moviegoers who are already fans of Nureyev's idiosyncratic dancing and want to know more about how it got that way.
May 9, 2019
The film may go to lengths to tell us that Nureyev was sensational to watch, but we don't experience much of this power or magnetism as viewers.
May 9, 2019
It's a movie full of small pleasures, such as the Polaroid-ish softness of the cinematography, Fiennes' quietly noble performance as Nureyev's mentor Pushkin, and the glimpses of the ballet studios...
May 8, 2019
Unless you have a special interest in Nureyev, Russian ballet, or the Cold War's impact on the arts at mid-century, "The White Crow" might be something better heard about than experienced.
May 3, 2019
It's astonishing that this is Ivenko's first movie role, because he projects Nureyev's drive, seductiveness, intellectual curiosity, imperiousness, vulnerability, and mercurial temper with a naturalism that seems effortless.
May 24, 2019
A probing portrait of a young artist who was equally driven by fear and ego.
May 24, 2019
[Ukrainian dancer Oleg] Ivenko is inanimate - a poster boy for ballet, perhaps, but a poster board for drama.
May 24, 2019
Fiennes manages to keep "Crow" from coming off the rails thanks to some beautiful cinematography and nice work from Ivenko.
May 23, 2019
An essentially meh film about an artistic icon during his formative years...
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