Universal acclaim - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8

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  1. Reviewed by: Calum Marsh
    Jul 9, 2013
    The world the film describes is so vividly realized that it seems to spill over the edges of the frame, as if the lives of its characters will continue after the credits roll.
  2. Reviewed by: Keith Uhlich
    Jul 9, 2013
    Moreover, the story doesn’t climax in all’s-well-that-ends-well matrimony, instead building to a beautifully bittersweet moment of self-realization, one with a light-touch profundity that would make the Bard proud.
  3. Reviewed by: Tomas Hachard
    Jul 12, 2013
    What results is a film that takes on the vicissitudes of life and love with honest concern, but also with a shrug of the shoulders — a movie that leaves us with a smile on our faces but also more than a few thoughts in our heads.
  4. Mar 18, 2013
    In essentially offering up The Twelfth Night as a hazy Shakespearean mash-up, Viola isn't so much deeply disrespecting notions of ownership, authorship, etc., as charitably redefining them.
  5. Reviewed by: A.O. Scott
    Jul 12, 2013
    The mischievous paradox of Matías Piñeiro’s Viola is that it is at once devilishly complicated and perfectly simple.
  6. Reviewed by: Mark Feeney
    Sep 12, 2013
    Viola owes much of the pleasure it offers to the sorts of things one looks for in any good movie: an attractive cast, attractively photographed in an attractive location, and plotting that manages to feel relaxed without being lazy.
  7. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Jul 12, 2013
    While the pleasures of the brief (65 minutes) Viola are modest, it displays an imagination and stylishness that marks the young filmmaker as someone to watch.
  8. Reviewed by: Mike D'Angelo
    Jul 16, 2013
    It’s a pleasant, negligible wisp of a movie, notable mostly for what it suggests of its director’s potential.

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