The Red Violin Synopsis
A specialist (Samuel L. Jackson) learns a violin's complex history.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
There really is a little something here for everyone: music and culture, politics and passion, crime and intrigue, history and even the...
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Girard invests each episode of this production with dramatic credibility and emotional strength.
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75

San Francisco Examiner

Beautiful. Simply, beautiful.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
Some will say this film is overly ambitious, but what the hell. The man put five years of his life into making this epic mystery. We can...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Mark Caro
Although not all of the movements are fleshed out to their full potential, The Red Violin still attains a certain symphonic grandeur that...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

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Carefully crafted, lushly romantic.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The ensemble cast is diverse and accomplished, but, because of the time constraints, no one has enough time to register much of a positive...
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
The plot's larcenous resolution is something of a cheat, tying things up dramatically if unethically.
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50

TV Guide

Girard and his collaborators are so focused on the stunning tableaux that all other considerations fall by the wayside, leaving their...
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Almost by himself, Jackson transforms the film's final chapter into a serviceable view -- faint praise, perhaps, but a crumb to savor,...
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