The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch

Ansel Elgort and Nicole Kidman star in this coming-of-age drama based on Donna Tartt's novel, set following a bombing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Left motherless after the disaster, a young boy is taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family. From the director of Brooklyn.

2019Rating: M, Violence, offensive language & drug use149 minsUSA
Drama
91%
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Reviews & comments

Flicks

Flicks, Adam Fresco

flicks

If you’ve not read Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer-winning coming-of-age tale, then you’ll likely enjoy this big-screen version more than those who have. It’s a pretty faithful adaptation, but despite the 150-minute run-time, it’s hard to squeeze in, let alone justify, every narrative twist, turn and somersault through time. Not that Brooklyn director John Crowley, and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy screenwriter, Peter Straughton, deliver a bad film, it just lacks the intimate immediacy and detailed depth of the source material.

2.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Put it in the box labelled "save your money and just read the book again", along with The Lovely Bones, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and a dozen others you can probably name off the top of your head.

1.0
1
Time Out

Time Out

press

It's terrible when a beloved novel arrives onscreen with a self-important thud, and that's putting it diplomatically in the case of The Goldfinch.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It looks and sounds like a movie without quite being one.

0
Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

The Goldfinch is better than I expected it would be. And yet in clearing that bar, it bares open all the possibility that it could have been even more.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's neither a rousing success nor an embarrassing failure, falling somewhere in between, closer to admirable attempt.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Unlike the tiny painting that gave the book its name, the film deserves a more expansive canvas.

0
Variety

Variety

press

Yet a morose and downbeat movie, too lost in the maze of its designer seriousness, is what "The Goldfinch" finally is.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Frankly, you might have more fun watching a pigeon for 149 minutes.

2.0
0
Flicks

Flicks, Adam Fresco

flicks

If you’ve not read Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer-winning coming-of-age tale, then you’ll likely enjoy this big-screen version more than those who have. It’s a pretty faithful adaptation, but despite the 150-minute run-time, it’s hard to squeeze in, let alone justify, every narrative twist, turn and somersault through time. Not that Brooklyn director John Crowley, and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy screenwriter, Peter Straughton, deliver a bad film, it just lacks the intimate immediacy and detailed depth of the source material.

2.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Put it in the box labelled "save your money and just read the book again", along with The Lovely Bones, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and a dozen others you can probably name off the top of your head.

1.0
1
Time Out

Time Out

press

It's terrible when a beloved novel arrives onscreen with a self-important thud, and that's putting it diplomatically in the case of The Goldfinch.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It looks and sounds like a movie without quite being one.

0
Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

The Goldfinch is better than I expected it would be. And yet in clearing that bar, it bares open all the possibility that it could have been even more.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's neither a rousing success nor an embarrassing failure, falling somewhere in between, closer to admirable attempt.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Unlike the tiny painting that gave the book its name, the film deserves a more expansive canvas.

0
Variety

Variety

press

Yet a morose and downbeat movie, too lost in the maze of its designer seriousness, is what "The Goldfinch" finally is.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Frankly, you might have more fun watching a pigeon for 149 minutes.

2.0
0

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