The Best Offer Synopsis
An eccentric art auctioneer becomes obsessed with an heiress.

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Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Screenwriter/director Tornatore is best known for his nostalgic "Cinema Paradiso," which won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 1990....
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70

The Dissolve

By Andrew Lapin
Between its erotic underpinnings and increasingly preposterous third-act reveals, the film could easily pass for middle-grade Hitchcock....
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70

New York Magazine (Vulture)

By Bilge Ebiri
Part of the pleasure in watching The Best Offer is the elegant, unassumingly suspenseful way it unfolds. You never quite know where it’s...
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
The film has several smart twists and surprises up its well-tailored sleeve.
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63

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
An intriguingly Hitchcockian premise gradually takes on a preposterous air in the art-world noir The Best Offer.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Stamets
Tornatore’s ideas about art, trust and intimacy are curious, even if they do not quite click.
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60

Village Voice

By Aaron Hillis
Vertigo this ain’t, but there’s some quasi-Gothic charm in the baroque premise and eccentric marginal details, including a mathematically...
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Deborah Young
Though it begs for a little lightening up, a moment of irony, a wink at the audience, this dead-serious fairy tale about a mysterious young...
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40

The New York Times

By Nicolas Rapold
Mr. Rush can’t fly far on Mr. Tornatore’s dialogue and workmanlike plotting, and Sylvia Hoeks, as Claire, doesn’t bring a corresponding...
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40

Variety

By Jay Weissberg
Aiming for a Hitchcockian take on an eccentric auctioneer (well-handled by Geoffrey Rush) who becomes enamored of an heiress with severe...
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Everyone is a victom

By Renner95634
I may be over thinking this movie but it seems to me this was just a modern commentary on how so many people take advantage of one another and then blame the victim for allowing themselves to be...

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Rated R | For Graphic Nudity and Some Sexuality