Transylvania Reviews

November 24, 2011
August 10, 2007
The whole is lively and colourful but those who know Gatlif 's work may feel they've seen it all before. If you haven't, you may be more impressed.
August 10, 2007
Gatlif seems literally to make it up as he goes along, a modus operandi that works fine in the impromptu musical interludes but fails utterly in terms of drama.
August 10, 2007
When not hyperkinetic, the film is stone-cold dull.
August 10, 2007
Gatlif is thrilled by the apparently inexhaustible energy of Romany music; a little of it goes quite a long way. But it's beautifully shot.
August 10, 2007
The real love affair is not between Zingarina and Tchangalo; it's between Zingarina and the country where she has her child.
August 10, 2007
Gatlif's vision of life on the open road is highly (sometimes overly) romantic, peppered with lively music and striking landscapes: it's the feeding of the senses that takes priority over plotting or polish in Transylvania.
August 10, 2007
Confused passion and twisted emotions make for a captivating ride.
August 9, 2007
An insidiously memorable visual experience, even if it offers only dazzling snapshots of contemporary life in the region which gives it its title.
October 18, 2006
A love story with star actors and a bigger budget heightens the mainstream appeal of Tony Gatlif's ethnic road musical.
May 30, 2006
Seemingly semi-improvised dialogue is kept mostly to a minimum, which is just as well because some of it's awful.