The Legend of 1900 (La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano)
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The Legend of 1900 (La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano)
Based on a dramatic monologue by Italian novelist Alessandro Baricco, The Legend of 1900 marks the first English language film for director Giuseppe Tornatore. The film stars Tim Roth in the title role and features a stunning score by legendary composer Ennio Morricone. An extraordinary tale of a virtuosos musician born at sea, The Legend of 1900 paints a vivid portrait of a brilliant, but rather unconventional life. Named for the year in which he was born, 1900 grows up in a charmed world of stormy gales and swaying decks as he fashions his existence within the confines of his trans-Atlantic… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 54%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"an interesting mess"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Nearly a masterpiece"
‑ Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card
"Deserves consideration as one of the best bad movies (or perhaps one of the worst good movies) ever produced."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"An imaginative fable about modernity."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"by every definition, a beautiful film: it's lovely to look at--and perhaps even moreso to listen to; and the acting is exquisite."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"A good-spirited fable ... it's the type of movie that either you'll love or you'll hate. Count me in the former category."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"There are moments of absolute magic."
‑ Widgett Walls,
"Perhaps the story is wonderful, but it does not make much sense. Nineteen Hundred remains the same character from beginning to end."
‑ Bruce Feld, Film Journal International