The Devil's Violinist
The Devil's Violinist (2015)

Superstar violinist David Garrett makes his acting debut as the legendary and notorious Italian violinist and composer Niccolò Paganini whose talent was so great he was called "The Devil's Violinist." Paganini is at the height… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 27, 2015
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

Though his dramatic performance is somewhat too mild, classical-pop violinist David Garrett brings an electrifying musical authenticity to the lead role in "The Devil's Violinist."

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Nick Schager

David Garrett's musical gifts far outstrip his acting chops in Bernard Rose's creaky 19th-century melodrama.

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Florid, hysterical (though far from historical) pseudo-biographical movie about the famous violinist [Paganini].

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Even if, like me, you're a sucker for men with tossable hair and precision eyeliner, you can't help noticing that "The Devil's Violinist" is hysterical - and possibly historical - hooey.

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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

[Garrett's] handsome and fiddles something fierce, but his acting aptitude is more "Chopsticks" than Caprice no. 24 in A minor.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

A hilariously histrionic depiction of 19th-century superstar violinist Niccolò Paganini's rise to fame, far more Monty Python than Mozart.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

Garrett, making his acting debut, isn't a strong enough presence to carry the nonmusical sequences.

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John Noonan
FILMINK (Australia)

Potentially there is a portrait of the artist in crisis buried beneath all the histrionics and parables. As it is, The Devil's Violinist is simply tone deaf.

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Todd Jorgenson

The melodramatic script includes plenty of historical liberties, but at least it doesn't take itself too seriously.

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Panta Oz
I love Niccolò Paganini's work and I was very excited to see this movie based on the life story of the 19th-century Italian violinist and composer. Written… More