Immortal Beloved
Immortal Beloved (1994)

This biography of Ludwig von Beethoven (played here by Gary Oldman) builds its narrative around an actual letter found after his death, addressed only to the composer's "immortal beloved." The responsibility of discovering… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 16, 1994
DVD Release Date: August 28, 2001
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jason Best
Movie Talk

Rose's Beethoven biopic is something of a Europudding, a stodgy concoction of clashing accents and performance styles.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

completely nuts!

John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

real coup is the perfect casting of consummate chameleon actor Gary Oldman as Beethoven.

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Emanuel Levy

I doubet whether Rose's speculative and overwroght chronicle of Beethoven will rekindle interest in the composer's life and work in the same way that Amadeus did for Mozart.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Imitation Ken Russell biopic lacking in power and a feel for the music.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

Haunting use of Beethoven's music.

Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

A little slow, but overall a good film.

S. James Wegg

As writer and director, Bernard Rose must take full responsibility for the fictions masquerading as fact in his treatment of Beethoven's life and loves.

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Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)

Strains to evoke tortured artist agony, but instead just strains.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Raymond Wieser
Gary Oldman is absolutely phenomenal here as Ludwig van Beethoven but the supporting cast is a bit overacted or sometimes wooden and fake. The film itself is a… More
Randy Tippy
I enjoyed this one immensely Gary Oldman has such depth and range that he disappears into his characters. It doesn't matter if he's playing Count… More
Alex roy
Immortal Beloved is an incredible biopic about one of the most famed composers who ever lived. Gary Oldman is the perfect choice to play composer Ludwig Van… More
Tom Ericksen
Does for Beethoven what Amadeus did for Mozart -- Only BETTER!!!!!
Kevin M. Williams
How to depict "genius"? Yes, there are the achievements ... but why? This movie goes with love as the motivating factor that drove perhaps the… More
Curtis Lilly
This movie is beautiful. His life totally sucked, a real tortured genius. The end of this movie when he is in the lake as ode to joy plays is one of the most… More

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