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Little Ashes

Rated R for sexual content, language and a brief disturbing image.

R In Theaters 05/8/2009 , 112min.
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Viewer Score
43%
Viewer score based on 68 ratings
41%
Critic score based on 20 reviews

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August 15, 2012
rhmcvay
I thoroughly enjoyed the film (it was beautiful), and recommend it because it makes one want to know more about the artists, and that era - be it book, film, documentary, whatever.
May 11, 2011
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This is a beautiful movie! Robert Pattinson did a remarkable job portraying Dali's mannerisms - I was reminded so much of the Dali that I had seen on TV during my growing up years. He nailed Dali's narcissism and decision to choose becoming a celebrity over artistic integrity and human relationships. Javier Beltran played Federico Garcia Lorca wonderfully! I have my fingers crossed that we
April 15, 2011
eyeh8twilight
I clicked 5 stars instead of 1 star, so I actually upgraded a movie that should be giving 1 star or less!
August 01, 2009
jtdybr
This movie started as an interesting time piece, but was otherwise horribly flawed. (I normally give good reviews btw.) Dali's mother died of breast cancer, his father then married his mothers sister. Dali met and revered Pablo Picaso. Dali by all reports avoided touch, including sex, but loved to watch. His father hated his wife, he joined and was cast out of the surrealist movement. Cher
July 10, 2009
Ramsesserrano
Great movie!!!

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Variety
For much of its running time, Little Ashes wavers between the polite, stuffy style of a "Masterpiece Theater" production and the more pointed agenda of gay indie cinema, with real Spanish locations classing up the otherwise low-budget affair. Acting is stagy and hindered by thick Spanish accents. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
A painfully sincere study in creative passion, sexual ardor and political zeal that embalms a mad and exuberant historical moment within the talky, balky conventions of period-costumed highbrow soap opera. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
A trifling historical fantasy, gossip wrapped in gossamer, beautiful to watch but it takes only a light wind to leave the story in tatters. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
If you'd like to know about the famously eccentric psyche of surrealist artist Salvador Dali, whom Pattinson plays, you're better off consulting written biographies. Little Ashes does nothing to illuminate the iconic Spanish artist. Full Review
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
Beltrn, for his part, makes a solidly believable Garca Lorca. The problem is with the man with whom he's obsessed. In Pattinson's performance, we never see what Garca Lorca sees in Dal. Full Review

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