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Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Sheila O'Malley
    Jan 4, 2014
    38
    It's all a bit overheated, and while there is certainly nothing wrong with melodrama, the problem arises when the script (also by Tornatore) keeps insisting on explaining its own symbolism and subtext, to make sure we get how deep the thing is.
  2. Reviewed by: Nick McCarthy
    Dec 28, 2013
    25
    It ascribes to the falsehood that a rarefied milieu inherently infuses a film with intelligence, as if inept execution can be covered up by pretty lensing.
  3. Reviewed by: Jessica Kiang
    Dec 23, 2013
    25
    Strangely old-fashioned in its construction and requiring a Golden Gate-level feat of engineering to achieve the suspension of disbelief necessary to unironically enjoy it.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 54 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Dec 13, 2014
    10
    One of the best drama movies I ever saw. Clever, unique, unusual plot. I hold my breath from the beginning till the end. Take your girlfriend,One of the best drama movies I ever saw. Clever, unique, unusual plot. I hold my breath from the beginning till the end. Take your girlfriend, shut down the light, and enjoy this masterpiece. Full Review »
  2. Jan 5, 2014
    8
    A mystery film, and what it about mystery films: their plots seem contrived, more obvious like their slips are showing. There were aboutA mystery film, and what it about mystery films: their plots seem contrived, more obvious like their slips are showing. There were about three or four parallel plot threads that keep the story rolling along Still, the story was interesting enough. It had some nice sets and scenery (Italy, Prague and Vienna), and it's a vicarious thrill to see how the rich really live. Ditto for the profession of a auctioneer. The film is nicely carried by Geoffrey Rush, who with Donald Sutherland in the film you don't get better first rate actors than these. The other younger players do a fine job. I found the musical score a bit heavy handed as well. Full Review »
  3. May 3, 2016
    8
    What a treat. This movie, though utterly predictable, was lovely in every way. It's a tour de force for Geoffrey Rush & the supporting castWhat a treat. This movie, though utterly predictable, was lovely in every way. It's a tour de force for Geoffrey Rush & the supporting cast is excellent. You know what's coming but it's so enjoyable going on the ride, it doesn't matter. Full Review »