Girl With a Pearl Earring Synopsis
Artist Johannes Vermeer (Colin Firth) paints a portrait of a maid (Scarlett Johansson).
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A quiet movie, shaken from time to time by ripples of emotional turbulence far beneath the surface.
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100

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A rich gem expertly told in a surprisingly scant 95 minutes.
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
This is an art film in spades.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The actress (Scarlett Johansson) gives a nearly silent performance, yet the interplay on her face of fear, ignorance, curiosity, and sex is...
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Does an uncommonly good job of summoning all that goes into a masterpiece - erotic tension, financial considerations, even the sensual,...
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Dancing on the edge of dullness, ''Girl'' is continually saved by the look of things: the hush of an atelier in midafternoon, dust-motes...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Near the end, when Griet puts on that earring and Johansson magically morphs into the figure on that canvas, you'll be knocked for a loop.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

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Provocative.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Girl With a Pearl Earring is really about watching paint dry. S l o w l y.
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Eye caviar that doesn't pretend to be much else.
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Rated PG-13 | For Some Sexual Content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Older teens and adults will enjoy, but the book is better.
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VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF