Vitus Synopsis
A piano prodigy rebels against the demands placed on him by pretending he has lost his talent.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Vitus, a fizzy domestic fairy tale from Switzerland, gives you a lift, as it revels in the oddball joy of genius as kid power.
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Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
When the movie becomes pure fantasy, it's impossible to swallow. (No landlord rents an apartment to a 12-year-old with no adult in sight.)
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A gentle fable about how the young boy from Zurich struggles to fit in rather than stand out, Vitus is both a cautionary tale for pushy...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
A fairly average movie about a very unusual child, Vitus does have an earnest charm.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
"Joshua" is a horror movie that doesn't want to freak you out too much. Vitus freaks you out, but its makers seem to have no idea that it...
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Miami Herald

By Marta Barber
Deep down, this is a film about childhood dreams and the determination to make those dreams come true. With such a positive message, you...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Nevertheless, Vitus's cool intelligence, knotty narrative and precise performances make it a pleasure to watch even when it sends mixed...
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
A sappy look at the title character, a 12-year-old boy who's a math and music prodigy.
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Chicago Tribune

A Swiss movie that flirts back and forth between the French and German sensibilities at play in that nation.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Vitus is likable enough and definitely suitable entertainment for young people willing to read subtitles.
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Funny and heartwarming!

By Lizerne Guiting
A story of a phenominal cheeky little boy who is too smart for his age and misunderstood by his parents. Bruno Ganz is perfect. My only complaint: The boy's parents are so cliche. At times, they were...


By KHshftW2
In this cinematic era of high-speed car chases, futuristic technological tricks, and embarrassingly graphic sex ad nauseum, ViITUS is like a breath of fresh air. Beautifully filmed with...

Good movie

By movie_fan_20817
PG movie that is for adiults and children. Do not miss it...

a little magic...classical piano music...young love...parent's desires...grampa's unconditional love...

By judyinalbuquerque
These are a few of my favorite things....just a few....that came up for me in this delightful movie. As I was leaving the theatre, I overheard 2 older women excitedly talking about the bits and...

Great Movie...inspiring!

By teacupmama
this movie was enjoyed by all. My daughter and her friends ages 9-13 and my husband and I loved this movie. We couldnt wait to recommend this movie to our parents and friends....


By wfargrgag4r
Worst kid movie EVAH...

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Rated PG | For mild thematic elements and language