Twice Born Reviews

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January 2, 2014
It's debatable whether the best love stories are also the "weirdest," as Emile Hirsch's character declares in "Twice Born." But they do require chemistry, the missing piece in his pairing with Penlope Cruz.
December 6, 2013
Sergio Castellitto's film projects a tumultuous love story against the backdrop of the Bosnian War for independence, and then seems unaware that the foreground overshadows it in the worst possible way.
December 6, 2013
"Twice Born" chokes to death on its own melodrama.
December 6, 2013
A magnificent performance from Penelope Cruz.
December 6, 2013
Yes, it's all as clunky and tasteless as the description suggests, and the awkward casting doesn't improve this overlong drama.
December 6, 2013
One odd movie, from the casting of its leads to its backdrop to its final twist.
April 9, 2019
The recreation of Sarajevo by art designer Francesco Frigeri is equally staggering and beautiful. It's a shame the rest of the team didn't hold up their end of the bargain.
August 20, 2014
Twice Born wants so desperately to be taken seriously that it creates an unnecessarily complex narrative, void of any chemistry-building moments for its romantic leads.
December 8, 2013
The type of cinematic slog one watches and thinks, 'This would actually be much more interesting as a book.' And that makes sense, really, since that's its original medium.
December 6, 2013
Sergio Castellitto's film quickly turns out to be more interested in reveling in the secrets of its storyline than in its sentiments.
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