The Legend of 1900 (La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano)
The Legend of 1900 (La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano) (1999)

Based on a dramatic monologue by Italian novelist Alessandro Baricco, The Legend of 1900 marks the first English language film for director Giuseppe Tornatore. The film stars Tim Roth in the title role and features a stunning score by… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: October 29, 1999
DVD Release Date: June 4, 2002
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Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

an interesting mess

Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card

Nearly a masterpiece

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Widgett Walls

There are moments of absolute magic.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An imaginative fable about modernity.

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Bruce Feld
Film Journal International

Perhaps the story is wonderful, but it does not make much sense. Nineteen Hundred remains the same character from beginning to end.

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Michael Dequina

by every definition, a beautiful film: it's lovely to look at--and perhaps even moreso to listen to; and the acting is exquisite.

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Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

A good-spirited fable ... it's the type of movie that either you'll love or you'll hate. Count me in the former category.

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Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

Deserves consideration as one of the best bad movies (or perhaps one of the worst good movies) ever produced.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Thomas Johnston
Interesting idea for a movie but it drags a little.
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Well acted and directed but...seriously, just get off the damn boat already.
Jason Spencer
This is a large story told in a very small way. I liked it a lot but I really wish it had covered more of 1900's life as a whole instead of just the… More
danny d
a hidden treasure. the best movie noone has ever heard of. tim roth was superb and a few of the scenes were awe inspiring and brilliant.
Film Crazy
OMG so cute!!! Probably the most nicest, saddest, cutest movie ive watched in ages! i was pleasently surprised by this movie i thought it would be an alrite… More
Pierluigi Puccini
The kind of gem Frank Capra would direct. Tornatore brings a bittersweet fable, with an immense Tim Roth and a magnificent soundtrack by il maestro Ennio… More