audience Reviews

, 72% Audience Score
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Cate is a vision in this movie. The writing and conversation keeps you listening thinking you will learn something- then at the end you realize you were learning something completely different all together was pretty brilliant. Find the humor in the movie otherwise taking it too seriously would be a drag
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    An unusual music drama based on conflicts produced between classical music artists nowadays. Well made and worked for the elegant classical music lovers.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    You must see it if you can admit that life is sucks. Gathered image of Tar with a mesmerizing play of Cate Blanchet creates a true look on perception of all modern terms, comparing to addiction to your work of life. Todd Field's directing is so fresh
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
    This was a plodding, boring, overrated, uber pretentious movie. It's so pretentious that the movie starts with a LONG list of credits, as of to say "look at all the people involved in this movie from so many different locations, so you MUST like this." Cate Blanchett is strong in the movie, but the plot is plodding, the directing is obtuse, and nothing much really happens. This is a movie for movie critics, not for us average folks who want to see a movie that actually goes somewhere and something consequential actually happens. I deeply regret paying to watch this on demand.
  • Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
    Kate the the great, but too relevant to care with self absorbed entitled people already plaguing our “reality”.
  • Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
    It's hard to remember a film that fails on so many levels. I knew from the very beginning when Blanchett sang the opening to Beethoven 5 rhymically incorrectly that this would be difficult to sit through. In a few words, it's an unbearably long, unbearably pretentious soap opera. The writing is a dismal failure in terms of making a viewer care about the main character. Its lack of passion and vision make me believe it was written by committee - "oh how about she does this not? Hey, let's have this happen to her now...". It's just one disconnected event followed by the next. You could take most of them, put them into a hat, and pull them out and the new order would make as much sense and be as unaffecting as they do now. I left for about 10 minutes and when I came back I didn't feel as if I missed anything - I understood all completely. That just shows what a lack of continuity and viewer involvement. It's really hard to fathom how a movie like this was produced. I'm a musician so understand everything that went on, but for a non-musician it's hopeless. How inconsiderate the producers were of their audience! Dramatically, we go from empty event to empty event for no apparent reason. Anyone who claims to like this movie is just buying into the pretentiousness in all likelihood because they have no clue what makes true art. I honestly cannot remember when I've wasted 3 hours more completely
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    A brilliant performance by Cate Blanchett, and exquisite direction, one of the best of the year.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    A masterpiece. The layers, the details, the purposefully open questions.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Everything you've read about the performances and writing are true — this is a fundamental well-conceived and largely well-executed property, but there's a really stark lack of atmosphere throughout. Nearly all the scenes take place in closed, airless rooms, and Todd Field, novice filmmaker that he is, never thought to liven up proceedings either with interesting camera moves, lighting, or ambient sound. Not only is there zero music in this piece, aside from the classical performances of course, but there is absolutely zero atmospheric sound. This is so sad considering that Field worked with Stanley Kubrick on Eyes Wide Shut, and that film is a master class on what you do with ambient sound, the pulsating sonorous heartbeat of the city. Furthermore Field seems to have absolutely no instinct or creativity on what can be done with camera movement, either with slow subtle moves or something more dramatic. I desperately wish he had enlisted the services of a couple of seasoned professionals in their respective fields to help him out in the audio and the visual fields, because this movie really drags because of how airless and staid virtually every scene ends up being due to the complete inattention paid to these very serious concerns.
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    TEDIOUS. Talk scenes went on so long, it was plodding and almost left during the first third of the film. I don't get why it's getting the acclaim. Blanchett was great as always.