User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 53 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 53
  2. Negative: 5 out of 53
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  1. CarlosE.
    Oct 19, 2005
    10
    The best movier ot the history.
  2. Jan 9, 2011
    10
    The best brazilian movie of all time and count with the extraordinary performance of Fernanda Montenegro, who should did win Oscar. Simply wonderful!!!
  3. Jan 3, 2014
    9
    Outra obra magnífica do cinema brasileiro, uma road movie simplesmente comovente e feito com alta qualidade de seus produtores, com certeza um dos melhor filmes estrangeiros de todos os tempos.
  4. Jul 28, 2014
    10
    "Central Station" is a masterpiece where Walter Salles joins his great talent as a director perfectly to the excellent script and cast powerful. Film ensures Fernanda Montenegro the title of one of the best performances of world cinema.
  5. Morocco
    Aug 6, 2003
    10
    Sentimental yet incredibly deep.
  6. PatC.
    Jan 13, 2004
    9
    This is a beautiful film that reminds us that real people still become adventurers, lay it all on the line, and go on quests through magical lands. We simply need to be austute enough to spot them. I can believe Dora might have undergone some redemptive process on this trip, but I was more inclined to think she was just too far gone. On the other hand, Josue seemed perfectly authentic.
  7. MiguelS.
    Feb 23, 2005
    10
    It's good.
  8. Welington
    May 14, 2006
    10
    A masterpiece!!!!!
  9. JimG.
    Jul 27, 2006
    7
    Enjoyable portrait of the universal search for family.
  10. AnderV.
    Mar 16, 2006
    10
    Very deep. A beautiful and touch history.
  11. AndreR.
    Nov 24, 2002
    10
    MASTERPIECE. One of the all-time best.
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. 90
    Profoundly affecting.
  2. But in a calculated move that pays off handsomely, the picture's remarkable power is reserved for the end, when the intertwining themes coalesce in an extraordinarily satisfying and stirring way.
  3. 75
    The movie's success rests largely on the shoulders of Fernanda Montenegro, an actress who successfully defeats any temptation to allow sentimentality to wreck her relationship with the child.