Mahler on the Couch
Mahler on the Couch (2011)

Gustav Mahler snatched Alma under the noses of Vienna's artistic elite, but ten years of marriage and the death of one child have exacerbated the strains caused by the 19 year gap in their ages, and Mahler's refusal to allow Alma to… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 14, 2011
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

The questions it doesn't quite ask linger when the lights come up.

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Jeffrey Gantz
Boston Phoenix

It's a decent addition to the modest list of films about the composer, but no substitute for Mahler, Ken Russell's 1974 comic-strip classic.

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David DeWitt
New York Times

The scenes with Karl Markovics, as Freud, are the lingering appeal of this artfully composed film, framed with aesthetic care and scored with Mahler's music...

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Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

A funny title for a film that is as serious as psychosis, but Mahler never sounded better.

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Eric Hynes
Village Voice

[An] eccentric and expressionistic reverie on love, loss, and the birth of modern marriage.

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Tim Grierson
Screen International

The film's visual and structural boldness only underlines the story's predictable trajectory and muddy characterizations.

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