Little Ashes

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  • Summary: In the midst of the repression and political unrest of pre-Spanish Civil War, eccentric artist Salvador Dalí and renowned poet and revolutionary Federico García Lorca find their artistic and sexual freedom. The two form a bond challenged by their fierce ambitions, their friends, the struggleIn the midst of the repression and political unrest of pre-Spanish Civil War, eccentric artist Salvador Dalí and renowned poet and revolutionary Federico García Lorca find their artistic and sexual freedom. The two form a bond challenged by their fierce ambitions, their friends, the struggle between a love for Spain and a love for each other. (Regent Releasing) Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 20
  2. Negative: 4 out of 20
  1. 75
    Little Ashes is absorbing but not compelling. Most of its action is inward.
  2. The Spanish actress Marina Gatell is exotic and engaging as a young writer drawn to Lorca and puzzled why he is not drawn to her in return.
  3. 50
    Little Ashes succumbs to the dreaded Masterpiece Theater syndrome as a talky historical drama weighed down by self-importance.
  4. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    50
    If you'd like to know about the famously eccentric psyche of surrealist artist Salvador Dali, whom Pattinson plays, you're better off consulting written biographies. Little Ashes does nothing to illuminate the iconic Spanish artist.
  5. I can't imagine what Dali or Buñuel would have made of such bourgeois sentimentality.
  6. The story and performances (save for Matthew McNulty’s angry Luis Buñuel) are paint-by-numbers, with social upheaval and sexual adventurism as dramatic as an after-dinner mint.
  7. 25
    An exceedingly silly historical fantasy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. StuartG
    Oct 13, 2009
    9
    Don't listen to the critics. This film totally peaked my interest in Dal... Robert Patterson does quite well.
  2. lisah
    Dec 22, 2009
    9
    Lovely portrayal. Pattinson delivers nicely, I did not know what to expect was pleasantly surprised. Too much Twilight unfortunately Lovely portrayal. Pattinson delivers nicely, I did not know what to expect was pleasantly surprised. Too much Twilight unfortunately overshadows this young sensitive actor. Expand
  3. AmyM
    Jan 25, 2010
    9
    I did enjoy this film. Robert Pattinson's acting was amazing, he was intense and I think he suited the role of Salvador Dali. I could I did enjoy this film. Robert Pattinson's acting was amazing, he was intense and I think he suited the role of Salvador Dali. I could feel the struggle and heartbreak that Salvador and Federico endured as the film went on. I thought it was fantastic! Well done. Expand
  4. PeggyJ.
    Jan 27, 2010
    9
    Visually beautiful and emotionally compelling. Beltran's portrayal of Lorca's vulnerability and Pattinson's remarkable Visually beautiful and emotionally compelling. Beltran's portrayal of Lorca's vulnerability and Pattinson's remarkable portrayal of Dali's eccentricities reveal the depth of research these young actors did in order to deliver such sensitive performances. Expand
  5. SamuelC
    Jan 26, 2010
    9
    Thanks to this movie was brilliant because Pattinson's performance give us dali that is pretty amusing, and we can see him in a very Thanks to this movie was brilliant because Pattinson's performance give us dali that is pretty amusing, and we can see him in a very unexpectant way, but certainly does not goes off the role of the Spanish eccentric artist. The actings were incredibly fascinating. Overall, it was a good, mind-blowing movie. Expand
  6. MaxM.
    Jan 28, 2010
    8
    Pattinson should stop wasting his time on drivel like Twilight when he has performances like this in him. I could not disagree with the Pattinson should stop wasting his time on drivel like Twilight when he has performances like this in him. I could not disagree with the majority of the critics more; I found the film engaging and the ensemble cast excellent. Fact or fiction or somewhere in between, a film worth seeing. Expand

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