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, Mature themes, drug use, violence and coarse language149 minsUSA
Drama
90%
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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
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
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
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

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.

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
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

Variety

Variety

press

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

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

2.0
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
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
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
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

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.

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
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

Variety

Variety

press

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

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

2.0

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