Copying Beethoven Synopsis
A copyist (Diane Kruger) bonds with composer Ludwig van Beethoven (Ed Harris).
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Copying Beethoven, at its best, is a sort of grand cinema opera of the composer's life and music.
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75

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By William Arnold
Has one knockout sequence: the deaf maestro conducting his Ninth Symphony as Anna coaches from the wings. It goes on for what seems a whole...
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
There are two reasons to see - and hear - Agnieszka Holland's Copying Beethoven. One is Ed Harris' performance as the nearly deaf and...
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Like an old college wrestler, Harris saunters through this toasty little piece of biographical fiction in love with the part's fixins'.
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
This is one of those middle-of-the-road art pictures that will impress some music lovers and attract a small audience, but won't really...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Harris' impressive channeling of Ludwig is diluted by the decision of screenwriters Stephen Rivele and Christopher Wilkinson to put the...
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
More music and less melodrama would serve audiences better.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
The picture never successfully comes off the written page.
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38

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Harris can be a brilliant actor, and there are flashes of that here. But he's done in by a script that lacks any subtlety.
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33

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Holland's empurpled bio-fantasy is hooey with an anachronistic feminist slant from start to finish.
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Rated PG-13 | For some sexual elements
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Period romance isn't original enough to score.
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