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The Critics are destroying "The Goldfinch"

The film premiered at TIFF and soon after the embargo on reviews lifted. Although some admitted the movie was beautifully shot, the general consensus seems to be that the adaptation fell short of expectations.














Also critics didn't like Ansel's performance at all, Jason Bailey from The Playlist gives a very very scathing review of his acting skills:

"At the risk of putting too fine a point on it, Ansel Elgort cannot really act. In most of his work, that doesn’t matter much; he’s a perfectly adequate Unthreateningly Handsome Teen in something like “Divergent” or “The Fault in Our Stars,” and in “Baby Driver,” he’s basically a puppet in the hands of a stylish director who’s figured out how to manipulate him into something resembling a human being. Alas, that won’t do in “The Goldfinch,” the new adaption of Donna Tartt’s novel from director John Crowley (“Brooklyn”). Elgort is insufferably miscast as the story’s protagonist, Theodore Decker; we’re told he’s a dashing, knowledgeable antique furniture salesman with a dark past and secrets a-plenty, but he looks like a kid in a high school play who borrowed his dad’s glasses and suit in a failed attempt to look like a grown-up."




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Maybe Ansel should go back to music
Tags: ansel elgort, film - festival, review
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