Mozart's Sister

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6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7

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  1. Sep 14, 2011
    9
    David Moreau supplies a different Wolfgang than the one we remember so clearly by Tom Hulce in "Amadeus". He is younger, rounder-faced, more angelic, more childish. As he and his sister have a pillow fight, all of the mystique evaporates from the notion of being a "great composer." Through some happy chance, the child and man who created such bountiful music in so many styles and fashionsDavid Moreau supplies a different Wolfgang than the one we remember so clearly by Tom Hulce in "Amadeus". He is younger, rounder-faced, more angelic, more childish. As he and his sister have a pillow fight, all of the mystique evaporates from the notion of being a "great composer." Through some happy chance, the child and man who created such bountiful music in so many styles and fashions was motivated by sheer enjoyment of the gift he had been given. It is one of those lives that makes you wonder at the glory of men. Not so much at the opportunities of women. Expand
  2. Sep 8, 2011
    7
    It's a good movie, but it just plods along at too slow of a pace in it's second half for me to give it a higher score. Marie Feret is outstanding as Nannerl Mozart - she can absolutely carry the film. It's a very subtle piece of art - nothing clubs you over the head . Her brother Wolfgang is not overplayed, and her parents are not extreme in their denying her artistic opportunities.It's a good movie, but it just plods along at too slow of a pace in it's second half for me to give it a higher score. Marie Feret is outstanding as Nannerl Mozart - she can absolutely carry the film. It's a very subtle piece of art - nothing clubs you over the head . Her brother Wolfgang is not overplayed, and her parents are not extreme in their denying her artistic opportunities. These are facts of life for women of the age. It simply could have used a bit more drama to the viewer in, but I, nevertheless, admire the work. Expand
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Reviewed by: Stephanie Merry
    Nov 3, 2011
    63
    Mozart's Sister feels like a rococo reverie. The film was shot inside Versailles, which borders on the best sensory overload when you factor in the gorgeous classical soundtrack.
  2. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    Nov 3, 2011
    75
    The music, of course, resonates. And so does this exquisite heartbreaker of a story.
  3. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Oct 6, 2011
    63
    It's a lovely dream that, in the end, feels too dreamlike. The director coaxes an intentionally passive performance from his daughter Marie, so that Nannerl's eventual waking to cold patriarchal reality doesn't sting as it might.