Reviews: The Goldfinch (2019)

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  • [New] | Rick Aragon @
    • Excerpt: The Goldfinch really should have been called The Turkey.
  • Chris Barsanti @ Slant
    • Excerpt: Its inquisitiveness gives all the melodramatic incidents more of a charge and a purpose for keeping our attention.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: there is much to admire about director John Crowley’s (“Brooklyn”) movie, which despite its stripped down adaptation still projects the book’s themes largely due to many affecting performances in his sprawling ensemble…
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Nicole Kidman’s death-ray stares are just one of the dozen reasons the film is an uncomfortable watch. The Goldfinch will join that list of films which tried to adapt culture-conquering literature, but tripped over its good intentions.
  • Alan Mattli @ Maximum Cinema [German]
    • Excerpt: Over the course of two-and-a-half hours, the leaden, stylistically uninspired “Goldfinch” doesn’t manage tell an emotionally or narratively coherent story. It’s the cinematic equivalent of a weary shrug.
  • Jared Mobarak @
    • Excerpt: The Goldfinch as a representation of his mother that must survive no matter what becomes visible, but the denouement proves flippant about the violence [endured as a result].
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: Yes, it’s a well-shot film, but there’s also a reason the term “Oscar bait” exists.
  • Don Shanahan @ Every Movie Has a Lesson
    • Excerpt: What is already present is bloated, sluggish, and ineffectual. That’s an odd circumstance to say the least.