Consensus Comparison: Macbeth, Spike Lee, Sorrentino, Gomes December 5, 2015

I don’t think I’ve ever seen as divided a reaction to an art film as I have for Youth. Sorrentino gets on a lot of peoples’ nerves. Macbeth has also split critics, but in a much less extreme way. Interestingly, most of the positive reviews for the latter film are from British critics, while almost all of the American critics here disliked it (Manohla Dargis is the only American critic on CRU who enjoyed the movie, albeit with strong reservations).

There were many Films of the Week this week: Arabian Nights, Chi-Raq and Hitchcock/Truffaut, with slightly tardy inclusion for last week’s Creed.

Macbeth by Justin Kurzel (United Kingdom)

Rotten Tomatoes: 83 • 87 reviews
Metacritic: 71 • 27 reviews
Critics Round Up: 64 • 19 reviews

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Chi-Raq by Spike Lee (United States)

Rotten Tomatoes: 79 • 72 reviews
Metacritic: 78 • 29 reviews
Critics Round Up: 83 • 10 reviews

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Youth by Paolo Sorrentino (Switzerland)

Rotten Tomatoes: 75 • 63 reviews
Metacritic: 62 • 26 reviews
Critics Round Up: 55 • 22 reviews

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Arabian Nights by Miguel Gomes (Portugal)

Rotten Tomatoes: No page found
Metacritic: No page found
Critics Round Up: 90 • 28 reviews

Arabian Nights: Volume 1, The Restless One (Portugal)

Rotten Tomatoes: 80 • 5 reviews
Metacritic: 76 • 6 reviews
Critics Round Up: 77 • 11 reviews

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Life by Anton Corbijn (United States)

Rotten Tomatoes: 60 • 43 reviews
Metacritic: 59 • 9 reviews
Critics Round Up: 75 • 9 reviews

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Hitchcock/Truffaut by Kent Jones (United States)

Rotten Tomatoes: 94 • 36 reviews
Metacritic: 79 • 18 reviews
Critics Round Up: 89 • 16 reviews

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Christmas, Again by Charles Poekel (United States)

Rotten Tomatoes: 100 • 9 reviews
Metacritic: 75 • 9 reviews
Critics Round Up: 85 • 10 reviews

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Every Thing Will Be Fine by Wim Wenders (Canada)

Rotten Tomatoes: 15 • 20 reviews
Metacritic: 31 • 12 reviews
Critics Round Up: 36 • 14 reviews

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My Friend Victoria by Jean-Paul Civeyrac (France)

Rotten Tomatoes: 60 • 5 reviews
Metacritic: 53 • 4 reviews
Critics Round Up: 71 • 6 reviews

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