The Goldfinch (2019) - Drama

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A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

IMDB: 6.3
Director: John Crowley
Stars: Oakes Fegley, Ansel Elgort
Length: 149 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 22 out of 106 found boring (20.75%)

One-line Reviews (56)

This movie was way too long.

ZZzzzzzzz cmon !.

The film is a very intense challenging character study and had a lot of dark elements to it.

Enjoyable slow burn .

End of the story PLEASE SAVE YOUR MONEY.

It was very hard to follow.

Based on an award winning play the movie is a coming of age story as it leaves the world of a New York City bombing in an art museum.

Slow, drawn out and disjointed .

The flashbacks and forwarding to present times gives it a kind of hurky jerky feel and it is hard to follow along at times.

Cinematography breathtaking, acting excellent.

Unexpectedly engrossing.

Interesting story ,really engaging and his friend who show up after years and try to make .

The plot never goes where you might guess it would, in a pleasing labyrinth through time and unexpected occurrences.

I saw it with a friend who hasn't read the novel, and he really enjoyed it too.

With an all-star cast and intriguing premise, the failure isn't in the acting or delivery of dialog, locations or anything visual, Sad to say it's all in the overly long and melodramatic delivery.

This was too slow.

The story, script, directing and editing are flat and confusing.

save your money.

Felt like a big platter of pretentious nothingness.

IN BRIEF: The Goldfinch is a well-intentioned but dull adaptation that remains earthbound.

Relationships are evocative and complex.

The main problem for me in this movie is the length of it 2 hours 20, The mood is very depressing as well as the dull score by Trevor Gureckis and most of all the editing it's all over the place .

To my surprise it was (and still is) rated one of the worst movies of the year.

Despite all the story and character development though, the movie is dry, dense, and very drawn out that may not be in everyone's repertoire for a movie.

It got disjointed, with the Russian guy, Miami, Amsterdam, murders, etc. it couldn't get out if it's own way.

horrible and confusing movie .

Good, but really slow and hard to follow .

So it's what I call a quiet movie, so it's not for people who need car chases, quick resolutions, etc. But it's an engrossing story that I really enjoyed.

Where it diverges from the novel, it does so in big and, I think, quite damaging ways (damaging, that is, to a film that presumably seeks to elicit the kind of intense involvement from its viewers that the book demanded from readers).

The acting, by the young Theo (Oakes Fegley) was breathtaking.

Truly absorbing and moving.

The soundtrack was good but the pace of the movie was slow as mollasses.

Slow story, slow editing, slow direction .

The Goldfinch is an amazing unpredictable well written movie which had me interested the entire time.

Im just out of words - this movie is one of the most fascinating one's I have ever seen!


"The Goldfinch" is one long drawn out in depth drama film that's a journey of life and time of one young man who has been affected by tragedy and family.

LIKES:Artistic Presentation Emotional Some Of The Comedy The Connections The Music The ActingDISLIKES:The Pacing Very Dry The Run Time The Depression The Ending The VERDICT:The Gold Finch feels like an Oscar film primarily in the in-depth story and artistic presentation.

It's certainly watchable, but it's far too long for repeated viewings.

When you watch this, make sure you are prepared for an intense mess of emotion.

Pointless .

The book was so intriguing to me, such a crazy mixed up interesting saga that I couldn't stop thinking about it after I'd finished.

Complete waste of time.

With so much dense plotting, the film is a bit of a confusing slog, meandering from past to present and back again.

The book is incredible, obviously, and yeah the movie could've been a little more accurate to the story but I really enjoyed it!

Great performances from Jeffrey Wright, Sarah Paulson, and Nicole Kidman, but the rest of the film is dreary and overly long.

Engaging tale that takes us on the journey of a painting wrapped in the coming of age story of a boy.

There are parts to this film that are good but the most enjoyable was watching the Younger Theo....

Save your money & catch it on TV.

Surpisingly interesting and unpredictable story .

Their performances are stunning.

The movie did not disappoint, it told the story the way the book did, left me on the edge of my seat even when I knew spoilers, and moved me.

Zero sense of storyline, very hard to follow as you are distracted with irrelevant characters, and story lines that end with no explanation?

Oakes Fegley (young Theo) is breathtaking he is so good.

The film is worth watching many times.

My only real gripe of any significance is that it is overly slow at points, particularly in the beginning.