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Drawing inspiration from famed Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky's 1979 sci-fi classic Stalker, director/co-screenwriter Christoffer Boe's heady tale of love and memory follows an acclaimed Danish pianist as he sets out to a mysterious area known only as "The Zone" in hopes of reclaiming his memories and reconnecting with his past. Zetterstrom (Ulrich Thomsen) is a pianist who has sacrificed human emotion in order to achieve perfection. Though many years have passed since Zetterstrom left his native Copenhagen to live in New York, he is now drawn back to his birthplace in… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[Director] Boe's technique has more flash than passion."
‑ Bill Stamets, Chicago Sun-Times
"Like its gifted, but emotionally frigid, pianist hero, Allegro is filled with technical virtuosity but short on real feeling."
‑ Leslie Felperin, Variety
"Part romance, part animation, part sci-fi thriller - Boe uses any and every tool he can get his hands on to tell this tale of emotional isolation and resolution."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"Sadly confused, but some beautiful touches give this a magical feel."
‑ Helen OHara, Empire Magazine
"It's a technically accomplished film, but one that lacks the sort of memorably poignant performances that Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet brought to Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind."
‑ Tom Dawson,
"Although the film, much like its protagonist and his piano playing, lacks a certain passion, its stylistic structure and execution are coolly flawless."
‑ Raven Snook, Time Out New York
"Writer-director Christoffer Boe takes himself very, very seriously. Me, not so much."
‑ Nathan Lee, Village Voice
"Boe continues to remap Copenhagen with this arthouse sci-fi trip into the outer regions of love, identity and oblivion."
‑ Anton Bitel, Film4
"A slight, pretentious Danish sci-fi romance, notable mainly for the former supermodel Helena Christensen's acting debut."
‑ Robert Hanks, Independent
"[Director Christoffer] Boe offers us a vision of love as a beautiful thing that leaves destruction and pain in its wake."
‑ Sean Axmaker, GreenCine
"In Allegro, the past is a shadowy night town whose geography is continually rearranging itself."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Inventive, entertaining and pleasingly bold."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Spare, elegant and tailor-made for intense discussions over dark coffee, Boe's film is a slily bold and delightfully inventive variation on an age-old theme."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Had Tarkovsky ever felt the urge to shoot a perfume commercial, it would probably look a lot like Allegro, this super-stylish, pungently pretentious sci-fi romance from Danish director Christoffer Boe."
‑ Xan Brooks, Guardian
"Though less ambiguous in its message than Reconstruction, Boe succeeds again in telling a captivating story about the emotions that connect us all."
‑ Boyd van Hoeij,
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