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  • Summary: Set in the Welsh Valleys around 1911, Solomon & Gaenor tells the moving and ultimately tragic story of the love between a Welsh girl and a Jewish boy. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. A "Romeo and Juliet" tragedy of surprising power.
  2. Told so simply and powerfully that it seems to carry echoes of earlier, timeless tales.
  3. 75
    With Solomon & Gaenor, it is hard to overlook the folly of the characters. Does it count as a tragedy when the characters get more or less what they were asking for?
  4. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    63
    It takes us nowhere we haven't been before, except geographically.
  5. Well-meaning portrait of intolerance concludes as grand tragic melodrama, executed with a stately beauty in somber colors.
  6. 50
    Tepid tale of star-crossed lovers in 1910 Wales.
  7. By the time the heavy-handed Solomon & Gaenor is over, it has become such a punishing exercise in the self-evident that one is left numb and eager for escape.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Aug 12, 2010
    10
    Absolutely loved the movie. Unfortunately, had to watch it in Russian. But, I guess, it was actually a good thing, as I doubt I'd get the Welsh and the Yiddish :) Expand

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