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Twice Born Reviews

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 PenÚlope 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 6, 2013
A magnificent performance from Penelope Cruz.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 6, 2013
One odd movie, from the casting of its leads to its backdrop to its final twist.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 6, 2013
A somber slog that takes far too long to reach its overwrought surprise ending.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 5, 2013
Whatever thoughtful instincts Mr. Castellitto might possess are undermined by his addiction to cinematic prettiness.
December 5, 2013
"The weirdest love stories are the best," says Hirsch's doomed poet-warrior. "Twice Born" isn't weird enough to be half-good.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
December 5, 2013
The viewer has to slog through countless scenes of the two people sulking and arguing, while warfare is tastefully represented in the background.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
December 4, 2013
The movie's nagging inconsistency goes from merely grating to flat-out jaw-dropping, courtesy of late-game plot twists that squander whatever benefit of the doubt may remain.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 3, 2013
Twice Born irresponsibly appropriates the horrific siege of Sarajevo to serve as aesthetic backdrop for a story that exhibits no real interest in the conflict.
December 2, 2013
Penelope Cruz and Emile Hirsch play ill-matched - in every sense - lovers in Sergio Castellitto's misguided romantic melodrama.
December 2, 2013
This mostly English-language tale about the difficulties of parenthood and loving photographers in wartime has little to offer beyond some pitiful twists.