The Devil's Violinist

2013

Action / Biography / Drama / Musical

79
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 27%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 42%
IMDb Rating 6.1 10 2798

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Cast

Joely Richardson as Ethel Langham
Olivia d'Abo as Primrose Blackstone
Jared Harris as Urbani
Veronica Ferres as Elizabeth Wells
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2hr 2 min
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2hr 2 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by rabit818 . 4 / 10

It could be better

The minute Brad Garret turned towards the camera, acting alert went off and it was a giggle moment for me. Should I proceed or pass? I hanged on until Jared Harris shows up as Urbani. For all intents and purposes, Harris hammed it up just right which makes it an interesting watch. The pace of the film is good. Bernard Rose, the director probably knew the shortcomings of the lead actor. The under age love interest, Andrea Deck as Charlotte Watson, does not help either. There is no chemistry between her and Paganini. I'm surprised to see Joely Richardson on this production. On paper, it probably sounds good for these actors. What Brad lacks in performances with dialogue, he made up for the performance scenes. It was electrifying, obviously an homage to Jimi Hendrix.

Over all the production design looks good with the exception for a few SyFy worthy digital effects. But I am willing to ignore it.

Overall it is an OK classical musician's biography best suited for the super hero generation.

Reviewed by cowboyerik 10 / 10

Absolute Brilliance, perfect snapshot, not to be missed

I waited a month for my copy and as it was not a USA region, watched on a large laptop. I am sure I did not get the full impact of the big screen and can imagine the full glory of the production. This movie title is not to be missed. It's the first of it's kind and a tribute to musical style long lost and resurrected as surely only David can provide. From my perspective as a learned musician he is the only modern living choice to play the part. While at times the movie may seem dark and perhaps entirely to brief considering the Paginini lived to be in his 50's, I think it's the correct snap shot. If you have an inclination to go back in time and witness musical history, this movie is for you.

Reviewed by Devora Davidkova 9 / 10

The music is the most important in this movie

Today we can't hear the performance of Paganini, there are only different interpretations. Fortunately, this virtuoso and composer has written on sheet many of his works.

I think the violin and her virtuoso are most important in this story. Everything else is just background. Yes, this background has flaws, but they are in the details. The feeling of the era is truthful and powerful. Playing and compositions of David Garrett - they are compelling. I will remember this movie primarily with the music.

Moreover - if Paganini could choose an artist to fulfill his role, he would probably prefer the same musician. David Garrett don't play himself - he has dedicated himself to Paganini in this film.

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