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Before Night Falls

R In Theaters 12/22/2000 , 125min.
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August 31, 2008
Hsccol
Bardem's performance was up for an oscar. He should have won the award for a brilliant performance. The movie is exemplary in many other respects, as well.

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Variety
A dense, emotionally satisfying portrait of a man, a time and a place. Full Review
David Rooney
Variety
A dense, emotionally satisfying portrait of a man, a time and a place. Full Review
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
It's an horrific and tragic story, but somehow made beautiful through the care and attention of Schnabel's direction and Bardem's tender, unforgettable performance. Full Review
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
Most of all it's the emotional and spiritual arc of an exile, in all its terrible isolation, that gives ''Before Night Falls'' its power. Full Review
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
Anchored by a charismatic and accessible performance by Javier Bardem as star-crossed Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas, this florid examination of an artist's coming of age, of cultures in collusion and conflict, is difficult to resist. Full Review

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