• Released
  • October 29, 1999
  • R , 2 hr 48 min
  • Drama
The Legend of 1900 Synopsis
A newborn left aboard an Atlantic steamer grows up to become a virtuoso pianist, never going ashore.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
There is one scene in The Legend of 1900 that is easily worth the price of admission. It finds the ship heeling in an Atlantic storm. In...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
The sort of movie that both rewards and tries your patience.
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75

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
Foggy allegories and misty metaphors.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Bruce Fretts
It's usually a good idea to avoid anything billed as ''a fable,'' but The Legend of 1900 offers almost enough merits to warrant an exception
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Its protagonist haven't enough emotional substance to carry them through the long, darkly lit introspective sequences.
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63

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
This one is often more interesting than involving.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Has moments of great imagination.
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58

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
It's a wonderful reminder of the importance of music in the movies.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
It doesn't strike a single note of authentic emotion.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
The schmaltz is relentless in The Legend of 1900, the newest film from "Cinema Paradiso'' director Giuseppe Tornatore. It comes in waves,...
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Rated R