Little Ashes
Little Ashes (2009)

In the midst of the repression and political unrest of pre-Spanish Civil War, eccentric artist Salvador Dalí and renowned poet and revolutionary Federico García Lorca find their artistic and sexual freedom. The two form a bond challenged by… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: May 8, 2009
DVD Release Date: January 26, 2010
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Critic Score: 23% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It has a beautiful cast, but Little Ashes suffers from an uneven tone and a surplus of unintentionally silly moments.

Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

A bravely earnest and gauzy bit of biography.

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Greg Quill
Toronto Star

Even cinematographer Adam Suschitzky's richly textured and resonantly toned cityscapes and rural scenes can't make up for a flawed script and weak performances in what might have been a powerful historical drama.

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George Palathingal
Sydney Morning Herald

It feels as though Morrison and Goslett are trying too hard to emulate the work of their subjects.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Beltran, for his part, makes a solidly believable Garcia Lorca. The problem is with the man with whom he's obsessed. In Pattinson's performance, we never see what Garcia Lorca sees in Dali.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

What's intended to be a daring look at repressed sexuality, three-ways and all, has the dramatic heft of a true-love comic book.

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Philippa Hawker
The Age (Australia)

The drawcard of Robert ''Twilight'' Pattinson as Dali is a mixed blessing for the filmmakers, given how ill-at-ease he is in the role. Javier Beltran, as Garcia Lorca, cast as the heroic centre of the film, cuts a more confident figure.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Little Ashes is stylish enough to beguile and bold enough to provoke, but it's not bright enough to illuminate.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Better to seek out these artists' works firsthand than to settle for this tame rehash, pretty as it may be.

Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

A snapshot of an insight into the life of Salvador Dali, one of the most complex artists in history and it intensifies rather than satisfies our curiosity about him

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
A disappointing effort that doesn't develop well the personalities of its three main characters and is unable to make us see what Lorca could possibly find… More
Thomas Johnston
I was not expecting much and was pleasantly surprised. There is a real love story there, but because of the times and reservations is where the conflict comes… More
Cameron Sherwell
'Little Ashes' follows the (at the time illegal) romance between famed painter Dali and poet Lorca. Dali is the main protaginist being portrayed by… More
Cynthia S.
Even though this movie was rather strange at times, I couldnt help but like it. Robert Pattinson did a really great job portraying a very offbeat and… More
Jim Hunter
Since I began writing reviews regularly, I've found myself becoming aware while I'm watching a film that I will have to have something intelligent to… More
Jake ....
My expectations for this movie went of a rollarcoaster from 'oh it's going to be amazing' to 'oh, that is going to suck' and back… More