• Released
  • July 12, 2002
  • 2 hr 0 min
  • Drama
    Music/Performing Arts
Tosca (2002) Synopsis
A woman (Angela Gheorghiu) tries to save her lover's (Roberto Alagna) life.
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New York Magazine (Vulture)

By Peter Rainer
A rare example of first-rate filmed opera.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Conveys the heaving passion of Puccini's famous love-jealousy-murder-suicide fandango with great cinematic innovation.
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Miami Herald

By Marta Barber
Watching a film about an opera can never be as moving as watching the real thing in a great opera house. Musical purists may object to...
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The result is a fine production with splendid singing by Angela Gheorghiu, Ruggero Raimondi, and Roberto Alagna. It joins the very short...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Glorious moments aplenty despite director who's just in the way.
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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The result is arty but pointless. The sets are unreal looking and so huge the characters drown in their vast spaces.
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Chicago Tribune

You would be better off investing in the worthy EMI recording that serves as the soundtrack, or the home video of the 1992...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
For the broader audience, this seems both suffocating and confusing -- True opera buffs, however, are more likely to feel thrilled, as if...
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The performance sequences are in color, while the recording sequences are in B&W. Jacquot's strategy allows his cast the benefit of being...
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New York Post

By Megan Lehmann
Purists will probably have a conniption at the mere idea of messing with the form, but the worst thing about Jacquot's post-modern...
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