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More symbolic than 'real'. Vibrant colours, picturesque landscapes, clipped and clear dialogue - even the dirt looks clean and well ordered.
One of the most beautiful and unique films I have seen. Brilliant performances, Ribisi in particular was absolutely captivating. Seductive in suspense and infinitely inspiring in conclusion. I wish... Read more there were more films with such a sure footed, perfectly executed level of originality out there. I'll look forward to seeing it again some time in the future. Basically... wicked good.
It should have worked - Blanchett and Ribisi are truly stella actors; but it just didn't. Too many meaningful pauses and not enough plot. Basically, if it had been a 20 minute short film, then it... Read more would have been fantastic, but it needed a damn good editing. Disappointing.
An enjoyable movie to watch but at times I felt that it was disjointed within the scenes. If you can overcome this then you will enjoy.
I enjoyed this film, even though it was highly implausible and the story unlikely and a bit weak. The cinematography was very good, especially the aerial shots and sharp images. Cate's acting was excellent.
Wow, another excellent movie by Cate Blanchett, she never fails to deliver.
Even Cate Blanchett couldnt lift this movie into some interesting. Same old cop stuff, just in a different language
A beautiful and strange story that unravels slowly. Not especially memorable but watchable nonotheless.
What a beautiful movie! If for no other reason than to gaze at the breathtaking scenery of Tuscany and ancient stone buildings in Turin, Italy, this is a film that has something beautiful in it for... Read more everyone. I suppose it fits into the genre of a tragedy, as it certainly has all the classic Shakespearean elements we repeatedly weave into great literature and films. Of course, to have two actors reach so deeply into themselves as to make us experience the pain and redemption they feel, is remarkable. I did not turn off the movie for a few moments after it was over because I knew that when I did, the magic would be over too, and I would be back in my own living room, and not in the golden fields and blue sky where Phillipa and Filippo find redemption. It is always refreshing to find a movie where the most profound moments are exceptionally understated, so instead of blowing our minds with bombastic explosions, noise, and chaos, we can finish the thoughts for ourselves, actually personalizing the movie as our own imaginations fill in the spaces left for us. Cate Blanchet and Giovanni Ribisi are superb, and though I had not seen Giovanni Ribisi before in anything other than "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow," he absolutely held his own in step with Cate Blanchet. Of course, any good film can be brought down by a cheesy romance or wild sex thrown in for a cheep thrill, and I am so glad that this was not the case here. The director let beauty come through in subtlety, and that is what makes this movie one that can be watched again and again -- it is a keeper!
Normally love Cate Blanchett but I don't think this movie was one of her best. Giovanni Ribisi was annoying and the film got bland.