The Goldfinch Reviews

  • The Goldfinch
    • Genre : Drama
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    • MPAA Rating : R
    • Duration : -
    • Production Budget : 40
    • Studio : Warner Bros. Pictures
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  • the result is a movie that has all the weaknesses and few of the strengths of its source material; Though often entrancing, the movie isn't saying quite as much as it thinks it is
    2.5 of 4 by Rafer Guzman [Newsday ]
  • the film grows more florid and dramatic as it unfolds, and more disjointed; even with reliable actors like Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, Sarah Paulson, and Luke Wilson on hand, the storytelling feels clunky in a way "Brooklyn" never did
    by Steve Pond [The Wrap ]
  • it's terrible when a beloved novel arrives onscreen with a self-important thud, and that's putting it diplomatically in the case of "The Goldfinch"
    2 of 5 by Joshua Rothkopf [Time Out New York ]
  • despite its impressive credentials, "The Goldfinch" arrives as one of the year's deadliest disappointments; The result is huge narrative gaps in which a multitude of characters lack motivation and purpose and the writing fails to hold attention
    2 of 4 by Rex Reed [Observer ]
  • adaptation of "The Goldfinch" is elegant but flawed; it's stoic and sad, occasionally brilliant and more often confusing
    2.5 of 4 by Lindsey Bahr [Associated Press ]
  • a well-acted, handsomely-staged, ambitiously-produced and refreshingly grown-up film in an era when merely being a singular feature-length story is perhaps the most significant commercial handicap a film can have
    3 of 5 by Scott Mendelson [Forbes ]
  • a lifeless film; the story "The Goldfinch" tells feels utterly absurd; Donna Tartt's bestseller doesn't fly on the big screen, as "Brooklyn" director John Crowley adapts it into one of the year's dullest films
    Review rate : D+ by David Ehrlich [IndieWire ]
  • "The Goldfinch" feels like more than the sum of its disparate parts; a painting in the wrong frame, maybe, but one whose imperfect beauty still draws you in
    Review rate : B- by Leah Greenblatt [Entertainment Weekly ]

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