100

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Calvin Wilson
Shot mostly in black and white and imbued with a romanticism that's at once nostalgic and exhilarating, Tetro sneaks up on you. What threatens to be a mere exercise in style proves to be as involving as it is inventive.
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88

Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
A delirious surprise .
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The result is visually inventive, narratively edgy, and unlike anything else.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
A family melodrama with charm.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The movie is alive from beginning to end, and it's a pleasure to see at least one big-name director get out of the prison of his own reputation.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Here is a film that, for all of its plot, depends on characters in service of their emotional turmoil. It feels good to see Coppola back in form.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
It has style to burn, eye-catching acting by an international cast and a story that harkens back to many literary classic with its themes of a family torn apart, brothers in conflict and a son's rivalry with a towering father figure.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Tetro turns out to be not one movie but, at the very least, two--a Fellini-esque (or Coppola-esque) concatenation of drama, dance and opera (with a nod to Alphonse Daudet), and a modest, appealing coming-of-age story that involves Maribel Verdú (from “Y Tu Mamá También”) as Tetro’s girlfriend.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Like Orson Welles, Francis Ford Coppola has gone from being the filmmaker of his time to becoming a make-it-up-as-you-go-along indie free-shooter.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Despite the overwrought plot and unabashed pretension, there's something admirable about the fact that Coppola clearly made this movie for himself. But he shouldn't be surprised if few others join him in watching it.
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65 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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