Eccentricities of a Blonde-haired Girl (Singularidades de uma Rapariga Loura)
Eccentricities of a Blonde-haired Girl (Singularidades de uma Rapariga Loura) (2010)

The unstoppable Manoel de Oliveira - 101-years-old but producing films at a pace few filmmakers of any age could rival - returns to Anthology with this spare, deceptively simple, disarmingly pleasurable, and finely-wrought gem, an… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: August 6, 2010
DVD Release Date: September 21, 2010
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stephen Holden
New York Times

Exquisite but peculiar.

Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

Though Loos downplayed her talent, later mock-sulking that her "infantile cruelty" kept her from being a "real novelist," the superficial Blonde she begat is profound.

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Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

... a perfectly executed short story, slight yet delightfully told with minimalist direction and imagery and a very European sensibility.

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David Jenkins
Time Out

Sly, understated and ruthlessly focused, the functional yet elegant photography by Sabine Lancelin enhances the film's ironic kick.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Even at a pleasant 64 minutes, it savors classical beauties, reaches tremendous depths and comes in with a satisfying bite.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A mesmerizing, charming and disturbing morality tale of doomed love.

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out

In De Oliveira's world, time and space are infinitely malleable -- the past is present and the present past.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Labored romance, mainly notable for the lovely scenes showing Lisbon music, poetry and culture history.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)

A curious, elliptical little film about people cocooned in their own romantic notions: at barely over an hour, the lethargic pace is easy to live with.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Oliveira, who was over a hundred years old when he made this film, crafts an interesting sixty-minute adaptation of a short story written by the 19th-century… More