Girl with a Pearl Earring

Girl with a Pearl Earring

Girl with a Pearl Earring

A young peasant maid (played by Scarlett Johansson, Black Widow) working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer (Colin Firth, The King's Speech) becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works.

2003Rating: PG-13, Los Angeles, California/New York City, New York101 minsBelgium, United States of America, France, Luxembourg, United Kingdom
DramaRomanceHistorical

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Girl with a Pearl Earring / Reviews

Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

A work of lightweight conjecture.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

An earnest, obvious melodrama with no soul...

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Even if Girl With a Pearl Earring is not nearly as remarkable dramatically as it is visually, it is, finally, a film of great beauty, and that is something worth appreciating.

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Village Voice

Village Voice

As the imaginary historical subject, Johansson holds her frequent close-ups with considerable authority.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

(Johansson) gives a nearly silent performance, yet the interplay on her face of fear, ignorance, curiosity, and sex is intensely dramatic.

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New York Daily News

New York Daily News

Like stepping inside a Vermeer painting. The light, color and composition are eerily perfect.

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USA Today

USA Today

A rich gem expertly told in a surprisingly scant 95 minutes.

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New York Post

New York Post

It would be hard to overpraise Johansson - who could hardly look more perfect for the part - for her extraordinary ability to convey so much emotion with so few words.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Doesn't cook up melodrama and romantic intrigue but tells a story that's content with its simplicity.

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