An adaptation that works
- The Goldfinch review by CW
As another reviewer mentioned, The Goldfinch is quite a special book. I loved it (and also enjoyed Donna Tartt’s other 2 books but this one is my fave). Difficult to create a screenplay from such a dense, well researched, complicated book. I think that the screenwriters, director, casting director and actors did an excellent job. Of course some bits of plot had to be left out because of time restraint but I think the movie will appeal to those like me who loved the book as well as those who have not read it. I was throughly entertained and not one bit disappointed. Thank you again Cinema Paradiso for hours of pleasure. I love being able to rent new and old movies from around the world.
4 out of 5 members found this review helpful.
Loved the book and the movie.
- The Goldfinch review by JD
I agree with others that the movie could have been longer, whereas most modern films could be improved by being shorter .
Acting is very good , strong characters and the story is fascinating, involving, exciting, and touching.
Personally, I would have preferred an opening scene of the museum bombing, to cement the horror of what happened, rather than reveal the details throughout the film.
Great to find an intelligent movie instead of more Super hero’s !
I highly recommend that you spend an evening watching The Goldfinch.
3 out of 5 members found this review helpful.