Black Orpheus

Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8

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Critic Reviews

  1. 50
    This sort of thing was considered high art not so long ago; now it seems forced and ponderously symbolic.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Sep 28, 2015
    7
    Black Orpheus has one of the best endings in film. Overall, it has the charm, spirit, and talent that one looks for in an indie film. While IBlack Orpheus has one of the best endings in film. Overall, it has the charm, spirit, and talent that one looks for in an indie film. While I am not quite as enamored with it as some other reviewers, nonetheless I believe Black Orpheus was quite good and give it a hearty recommendation. Full Review »
  2. Mar 20, 2014
    6
    Palme d’Or and Oscar’s BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM (although it should have been rewarded to Brazil instead of France) double-honour is aPalme d’Or and Oscar’s BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM (although it should have been rewarded to Brazil instead of France) double-honour is a tremendous wow factor to lure in cinephiles, but sometimes the prestige backfires, the film may introduce Samba and Boss Nova to the world, but how can it overshadows an awkward truth, it won over 400 BLOWS (1959, 9/10) in the Cannes competition, a mania of over-exploited exoticism may be the answer......

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  3. Jordan
    Apr 14, 2006
    9
    Though the plot becomes predictable at some point, the visual and aural qualities that ultimately comprise the film's world more that Though the plot becomes predictable at some point, the visual and aural qualities that ultimately comprise the film's world more that other elements bring joy that's difficult to brush aside. Such joy is more resilient in the end than the simple plot. Full Review »