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Reviews: Grand Piano (2014)

grand_pianoReviews for this film from our members:

  • David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: Grand Piano’s heavy-handedness is a matter of joyous, pulpy overindulgence, not of pretension. The pace and pressure don’t let up even once in the film’s brisk 90 minutes and the sumptuous scope cinematography makes it all the more pleasurable.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: directed by Eugenio Mira as if Brian DePalma and Dario Argento just watched the climax of Alfred Hitchock’s “The Man Who Knew Too Much” with a chaser of “Stage Fright.”
  • A.J. Hakari @ CineSlice
  • Mark Harris @ About.com
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Builds up a good momentum of suspense only to throw it away on a rushed and powerfully unsatisfying ending, rendering all its preposterousness suddenly unforgivable.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Armed with a nervy, simple, and rather inspired gimmick fit for a tight 90-minute running time, “Grand Piano” is a crafty little thriller Brian De Palma probably wished he got around to making.
  • [New – 9/25/14] | David William Upton @ So So Gay
    • Excerpt: Eugenio Mira’s film doesn’t locate itself in the horror genre, though stylistically, it has echoes of giallo films – albeit with less vivid bloodshed. Its deaths are creepy and brutal, a silent echo in the deserted halls of the concert hall where the action is mostly restricted to. These interesting shades give Mira’s film a strange frisson of unknowability, a hint of the ethereal that seems almost unintentional in its scarcity.
Updated: July 20, 2015 — 10:09 pm

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