The White Crow

critic Reviews

, 67% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • The White Crow lacks the nimble grace of its subject, but as a reasonably diverting primer on a pivotal period in the life of a brilliant artist, it just about sticks the landing.
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    Variety StaffVariety
    The White Crow winds up falling short as a respectable but not-quite-inspired portrait of an extraordinary talent.
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    I am found myself fairly taken in with this just as a [straightforward], good, sensible drama.
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    Wenlei MaNews.com.au
    The White Crow offers up all these elements of Nureyev - his past, his heat, his vulnerabilities - but all those parts are dancing around each other incongruously rather than as a well-choreographed ensemble piece.
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    David StrattonThe Australian
    The Nureyev story is a very good one, and Fiennes and Hare tell it well.
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    Jake WilsonThe Age (Australia)
    The film gives the impression that much of Fiennes' attention went into working with Ivenko on shaping the details of this portrait -- and it is psychologically convincing, whether or not it has much to do with the real man.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    Fiennes' drab biopic of Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev drains the color from his life, and comes across as cold as a Soviet winter.
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    Lonita CookKCTV5 News at 9
    The styling is great, it has a very natural feel.
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    Ben TurnerThe Pink Lens
    At its strongest, this is a Cold War cat-and-mouse thriller with bite. At its weakest, this is an overly-reverent biopic with an unpleasant protagonist.
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    Tori BrazierFlickering Myth
    The White Crow presents a fresh take on [Rudolf Nureyev's] formative years, before he became his legend, in a nuanced, informative and gripping film.
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    Dan BuffaKSDK News (St. Louis)
    If you like a sad but true and triumphant history lesson, or you just love dance, go check out The White Crow. Rudolf Nureyev's story should inspire you.
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