Orfeu (2000)

Orfeu is a famous musician and pop singer, as well as the local King of Carnival. When Orfeu meets beautiful, aloof Euridice he thinks he has found his Queen, even though he is already engaged to marry Mira. Caught up in the festivities… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 25, 2000
DVD Release Date: February 12, 2002
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Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rob Gonsalves

Colorful and vibrant, painting its story with bold, operatic strokes.

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Steve Rhodes
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A rambling, romantic tale that is laced with gratuitous violence.

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Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

For this viewer, the attempted marriage of mythic qualities and gritty reality never quite works.

Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

A good soundtrack, colorful and skillfully designed sets, as well as excellent work by cinematographer Affonso Beato make Carlos Diegues' Orfeu a joy for the eyes and ears.

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Ina S
The cinematography and cast are great, the movie as such is really a little too arty for my taste. Still worth checking out for fans of Brazilian cinema.