The Goldfinch

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The story of a stolen life.

Ansel Elgort and Nicole Kidman star in this coming-of-age drama based on Donna Tartt's novel, set following a bombing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Left motherless after the disaster, a young boy is taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family. From the director of Brooklyn.

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149mins

Rating: 16 D L V

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New York Times

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It looks and sounds like a movie without quite being one.

Time Out

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It's terrible when a beloved novel arrives onscreen with a self-important thud, and that's putting it diplomatically in the case of The Goldfinch.

Vanity Fair

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The Goldfinch is better than I expected it would be. And yet in clearing that bar, it bares open all the possibility that it could have been even more.

Hollywood Reporter

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Unlike the tiny painting that gave the book its name, the film deserves a more expansive canvas.

The Guardian

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It's neither a rousing success nor an embarrassing failure, falling somewhere in between, closer to admirable attempt.

Empire Magazine

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Frankly, you might have more fun watching a pigeon for 149 minutes.

Variety

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Yet a morose and downbeat movie, too lost in the maze of its designer seriousness, is what "The Goldfinch" finally is.