Twice Born
Twice Born (2013)

Italian actor/director Sergio Castellitto takes the helm for this romantic war drama concerning a mother who finds her memories of a tragic romance stirred during a trip to Sarajevo with her teenage son. The year was 1984. With the Winter… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 6, 2013
DVD Release Date: February 25, 2014
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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

It's debatable whether the best love stories are also the "weirdest," as Emile Hirsch's character declares in "Twice Born." But they do require chemistry, the missing piece in his pairing with PenÚlope Cruz.

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Richard Roeper

A magnificent performance from Penelope Cruz.

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Shawn Hazelett
Under the Radar

Twice Born wants so desperately to be taken seriously that it creates an unnecessarily complex narrative, void of any chemistry-building moments for its romantic leads.

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Todd Gilchrist

Sergio Castellitto's film projects a tumultuous love story against the backdrop of the Bosnian War for independence, and then seems unaware that the foreground overshadows it in the worst possible way.

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Christy Lemire

Yes, it's all as clunky and tasteless as the description suggests, and the awkward casting doesn't improve this overlong drama.

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Brent Simon
Paste Magazine

The type of cinematic slog one watches and thinks, 'This would actually be much more interesting as a book.' And that makes sense, really, since that's its original medium.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

"Twice Born" chokes to death on its own melodrama.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

One odd movie, from the casting of its leads to its backdrop to its final twist.

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Diego Semerene
Slant Magazine

Sergio Castellitto's film quickly turns out to be more interested in reveling in the secrets of its storyline than in its sentiments.

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Panta Oz
This Italian war love story/drama is directed by Sergio Castellitto. It is based on a novel by Margaret Mazzantini. I will really suggest this film mostly for… More