Robert Abele is not the resident critic for Variety but somehow, Variety has him reviewing The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Abele makes the claim Button has the “chance at [becoming]
a category-sweeping juggernaut, with Fincher on track to score his
first Academy nomination.” Surprised? Hard to be surprised considering
Abele probably wrote this review on his iPhone while he was watching it
in an effort to proclaim “FIRST” in the new found online need to have
the first word, but he has indeed won. However, will his opinion hold
up among the rest?
His review claims Cate Blanchett gives “another full-bodied portrayal
of sensuality and intelligence.” Brad Pitt’s performance “plays to his
strengths: love of character parts and brooding ambivalence about his
beauty.” He also has kind words for supporting actors Taraji P. Henson
and Tilda Swinton. Cinematographer Claudio Miranda and costume designer
Jacqueline West also get kudos.
This doesn't sound very much like a review to me but more of songs of praise. Unless this is really that good. You can read the complete piece right here.
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