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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Eric Eidelstein's rating of the film Esther Kahn

    What a strange, yet miraculous movie.

  2. NCMBianchi's rating of the film Esther Kahn

    [More like 3.5 - was it only me, or the movie was dim-lit and the volume was low?] Great interpretation by Summer Phoenix, and great directing. The screenplay is very weird: some characters are very well built, and some other blend in the background as they are meant to. Esther's character is a bit discontinuous, or at least its complexity is explained and implied only partially.

  3. Iris Rodriguez's rating of the film Esther Kahn

    Una película que representa lo que es en realidad ser un actor; muestra el detrás de escena de una mujer que quiere ser actriz. Muy buena producción, iluminación, actuación y un diseño cinematográfico muy interesante.

  4. Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film Esther Kahn

    Who wouldn't want to have Ian Holm as a personal acting mentor? For those scenes alone this movie is worth it's time. Summer Phoenix manage to grow through this movie to become rather watchable even if she starts being annoying and arrogant. The atmosphere and story setting is in itself worth a watch too.

  5. Olivier's rating of the film Esther Kahn

    Ce film est peut-être très intéressant, mais je n'ai malheureusement pas pu le regarder en entier, car Mubi ne propose qu'une version en anglais sans sous-titre (même pas de sous-titres anglais..), et je n'arrive pas à suivre correctement et à comprendre l'accent des acteurs... Quel dommage!!

  6. lesminho's rating of the film Esther Kahn

  7. Weregoat's rating of the film Esther Kahn

    I think the film fails to truly convene the transformation of Esther into a great actress. Everyone says she is, and some characters go a great length to help her to become one, but I failed to see it on the stage, and it made harder to believe it.

  8. Slappy McGee's rating of the film Esther Kahn

    Could have done without the first hour of this film. Needed a great deal of editing up front. The middle and ending are pretty intriguing and full of interesting character and story points. The lead actress is a bit dour and hard to root for. However, her character is written in a very engaging way. Just needs a better jumpstart and the ending is really a non-ending, which is not good storytelling either.

  9. El Biffo's rating of the film Esther Kahn

  10. Loz Loory's rating of the film Esther Kahn

    That was magnificent. Wonderful to see Ian Holm as an acting teacher after his stupendous role as a running coach in "Chariots of Fire." Loved the inclusion of the Yiddish theatre. Enjoyed the progression of Esther from emotionally imprisoned child to feeling adult. Interesting camerawork with narrow alleyways mirroring the narrow passages of backstage. Thanks MUBI!

  11. Warren Spratley's rating of the film Esther Kahn

    The greatest of the three masterpieces I've seen recently by Desplechin. I don't feel confident enough to begin discussing it in detail after only one viewing, but yes, it's utterly sublime. And just for the record: I watched the original longer cut.

  12. arlinda's rating of the film Esther Kahn

    Underrated, like all of Desplechin's work. It has the richness and the weight of something read rather than seen. So what if it doesn't feel bound in the 19th century setting it purports to happen in? Period pieces be damned.

  13. Slowart's rating of the film Esther Kahn

    stark realism prevails in this brilliant bildungsroman, which is moving at a speed of light towards the opening night finale, managing to emphasize every single step esther takes to become an individual on its way there/the best theater movie about the loss of identity after the one by cassavetes

  14. Peter Rinaldi's rating of the film Esther Kahn

    Now here is a great film, with an incredible performance by Phoenix. So rich and deep. Underappreciated.