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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Near the end, when Griet puts on that earring and Johansson magically morphs into the figure on that canvas, you'll be knocked for a loop. show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Provocative. show more

  • 100
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    A rich gem expertly told in a surprisingly scant 95 minutes. show more

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Eye caviar that doesn't pretend to be much else. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Girl With a Pearl Earring is really about watching paint dry. S l o w l y. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Does an uncommonly good job of summoning all that goes into a masterpiece - erotic tension, financial considerations, even the sensual, elaborate grinding and mixing of paint colors as per 17th-century requirements. show more

  • 90
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    This is an art film in spades. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A quiet movie, shaken from time to time by ripples of emotional turbulence far beneath the surface. show more

  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    What distinguishes Girl With a Pearl Earring is its combination of refined filmmaking and Johansson's exquisitely understated acting. It partakes of Vermeer's spirit and style, and that makes it one of the year's best movies. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Dancing on the edge of dullness, ''Girl'' is continually saved by the look of things: the hush of an atelier in midafternoon, dust-motes swirling in a sunbeam, pigment blooming under mortar and pestle. Impatience is forestalled, time and again, by rapture. show more

  • July 22, 2008 originalpaton48
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    I THOUGHT IT VERY GOOD. WOULD LOVE TO VIEW THE REAL PICTURE IF I EVER GET THERE

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