O Princípio da Incerteza (The Uncertainty Principle)
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O Princípio da Incerteza (The Uncertainty Principle)
Manoel de Oliveira's The Uncertainty Principle is based, like several other of the director's films, on the writing of Agustina Bessa-Luís. The film opens with a long shot of an old cathedral in the rain, as a young woman, Camila (Leonor Baldaque, the granddaughter of Bessa-Luís), surreptitiously enters, presumably to pray, then emerges a short while later. Then the conversation of two brothers, Daniel (Luis Miguel Cintra) and Torcato Roper (José Manuel Mendes), Camila's former tutors, is heard as they describe the central characters of the film. Antonio (Ivo Canelas) is from a… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Takes itself much too seriously."
‑ Jurgen Fauth, About.com
"Dense and enigmatic...elusive...stagy and stilted"
‑ Arthur Lazere, culturevulture.net
"The philosophical musings of the dialogue jar against the tawdry soap opera antics of the film's action in a way that is surprisingly enjoyable."
‑ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide
"Seeing as the film lacks momentum and its position remains mostly undeterminable, the director's experiment is a successful one."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"Though excessively tiresome, The Uncertainty Principle, as verbally pretentious as the title may be, has its handful of redeeming features, as long as you discount its ability to bore."
‑ Rachel Gordon, Filmcritic.com
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