The Best Offer
The Best Offer (2014)

Virgil Oldman is a solitary, cultured man whose reluctance to engage with others, especially women, is matched only by the dogged obsessiveness with which he practices his profession of antiques dealer. He's never been close to another… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 2014
DVD Release Date: April 29, 2014
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

The movie's an eyeful, though, thanks to the intricate production design and many artworks on display; it's also an earful, thanks to Ennio Morricone's fittingly lush score.

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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times

Italian writer-director Giuseppe Tornatore... designs beautiful sets around Virgil, who holds the screen in nearly every shot.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

Tornatore lays on the symbolism a bit thickly, and the film's mix of accents offers a distinct whiff of Europudding. You will probably even see some of the twists coming. Yet the film is still terrifically compelling.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

"The Best Offer" is at its best when it's decidedly weird.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

The film has several smart twists and surprises up its well-tailored sleeve.

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Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

Part of a forger's craft involves not simply duplicating the images but replicating the strokes to be found in the original. Tornatore's film makes deft use of cinematic cliché to lead viewers astray.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

An uneven but weirdly mesmerizing drama/thriller, Giuseppe Tornatore's "The Best Offer" offers an acting showcase to Geoffrey Rush.

Mike D'Angelo
AV Club

If its destination is patently obvious from the outset, the journey does at least offer scattered pleasures.

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Tony Macklin

In The Best Offer, director/writer Giuseppe Tornatore feasts at the Hitchcock table.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
With an appalling lack of subtlety, awful dialogue and badly-constructed characters (the protagonist's actions and motivations are puzzling from beginning… More
Pierluigi Puccini
Tornatore tried to channel Hitchcock's "Marnie" in "La Sconosciuta", here he does the same with "Vertigo" in mind (Laura and… More
_kelly .King
This could have been a great movie, but it has one too many unnecessary and off-key scenes and far too many on-the-nose components. Rush's character,… More
Walter M.
In "The Best Offer," Virgil Oldman(Geoffrey Rush) owns a pretigious auction house with a side business that he runs with his friend Billy(Donald… More
Christian C
A film rich in symbolism and meaning, with a superb performance by Geoffrey Rush. Better than average cinematography and a twist that keeps you thinking and… More
Amy Amy
Only a cold heart cannot warm to Virgil Oldman, a lonely elderly man who eats dinner alone on his birthday, even after learning that he is a fraud and a… More