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58

Metascore

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75
Philadelphia Inquirer
There is one scene in The Legend of 1900 that is easily worth the price of admission. It finds the ship heeling in an Atlantic storm. In the ballroom Roth plays the piano as it moves and slides in an eerie waltz around the floor.
75
Chicago Tribune
The sort of movie that both rewards and tries your patience.
75
Charlotte Observer
Foggy allegories and misty metaphors.
67
Entertainment Weekly
It's usually a good idea to avoid anything billed as ''a fable,'' but The Legend of 1900 offers almost enough merits to warrant an exception
63
Chicago Sun-Times
Has moments of great imagination.
63
New York Post
This one is often more interesting than involving.
63
San Francisco Examiner
What could have been an insightful, irresistible movie is instead a simple, self-contained fable, pleasing to look at but meaningless
63
Boston Globe
Its protagonist haven't enough emotional substance to carry them through the long, darkly lit introspective sequences.
58
Mr. Showbiz
It's a wonderful reminder of the importance of music in the movies.
38
New York Daily News
It doesn't strike a single note of authentic emotion.
25
San Francisco Chronicle
The schmaltz is relentless in The Legend of 1900, the newest film from "Cinema Paradiso'' director Giuseppe Tornatore. It comes in waves, it leeches onto every surface and it turns decent actors into sticky-sweet fuzzballs.

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