Tár

critic Reviews

, 91% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Led by the soaring melody of Cate Blanchett's note-perfect performance, Tár riffs brilliantly on the discordant side of fame-fueled power.
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    Spencer KornhaberThe Atlantic
    Tár’s mostly riveting two-and-a-half-hour saga turned out to be oddly clarifying. The film does tell its story in an elliptical, at times confounding way, but that stylistic choice shouldn’t be mistaken for moral indecision.
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    Heather HoganAutostraddle
    It wants to splash around in the #MeToo conversation without committing to getting wet... Field views identity politics as a zero-sum game that seeks to destroy true art.
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    tt stern-enziWXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH)
    There is no one better suited for this role than Cate Blanchett.
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    James BerardinelliReelViews
    Tar isn’t based on a true story but it possesses an emotional and intellectual honesty that makes it seem more real than countless made-for-mass-consumption biopics.
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    Brian TruittUSA Today
    Even if you take out the timely "cancel culture" bent, “Tár” works as a really intriguing exploration of the mostly uncharted world of classical music, as "Black Swan" did for ballet and "Whiplash" for jazz.
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    Dwight BrownDwightBrownInk.com
    [Blanchet is] totally convincing as the troubled artist. Yet cold. Cold as the film.
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    Eric MarchenRogers TV
    Tár is a captivating composition conducted without a false note by Blanchett.
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    Madeline CarpouThe Mary Sue
    The brilliance of Tár is in its subversion of our expectations and the nosedive through which we follow Lydia’s increasingly damaged career.
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    Filipe FreitasAlways Good Movies
    The overall story arc is realistically complemented with surgical dialogues and striking visual compositions in a timeless contemporary drama to be remembered for its immense qualities.
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    Keith GarlingtonKeith & the Movies
    “Tár” has a lot to admire even if it doesn’t all coalesce into something truly satisfying. And while it attempts to tackle some pretty hefty issues, its story blurs too many details which does more to obscure any truth than actually reckon with it.
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