Callas Forever Synopsis
Opera singer Maria Callas (Fanny Ardant) performs Bizet's "Carmen."
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The movie is rich with music and more than a few moments of painful exaltation.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The visual style is all Zeffirelli, and it is interesting that the opera-within-the-film is not skimped on, as is usually the case in films...
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
In sum, a big, honking tutti-frutti sundae of a movie that nonetheless is shot through with authentic feeling.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
This fictional "what if" scenario is a bit campy and stagey, like a session of Opera 101. But it has one great thing in its favor: Ardant.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

What captures the audience's attention is Ardent's mesmerizing performance.
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50

Chicago Tribune

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Sometimes it's best to let sleeping divas lie.
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50

Miami Herald

Melodramatic realism is the wrong genre to tell the tale of a figure whose life was already over-the-top melodramatic.
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50

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Campy and clichéd.
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40

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Poky, oddly uninvolving.
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30

Film Threat

By Phil Hall
An Italian-British-French-Spanish-Romanian co-production. A better argument against multinational cooperation cannot be imagined.
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Rated PG-13 | For Sexual Content and Strong Language