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Ratings & Reviews

  1. samba direito's rating of the film Historic Centre

  2. matelot's rating of the film Historic Centre

    Kaurismaki/Costa 4/5; Erice/De Oliveira 3/5

  3. Francisco R.'s rating of the film Historic Centre

    I've seen only Pedro Costa's segment and it's 5+ stars worth. It's a work that screams with anger and deep sorrow about an infernal past, but limiting itself only to evoke with a still, feverish intensity, images of an adult life lived in fear and desperation. It reminds one of an Aeschylus play in its way of conveying emotionally charged visions while staying most of time in the same confined space.

  4. naokoken's rating of the film Historic Centre

    Starts with an unhappy cafe owner? Then a man in pajamas and a soldier in an elevator that was like Derek Jarman meets Joseph Beuys. "Prime minister, bankruptcy! You're worshipping Satan, boy?" Loved the old factory worker photo and the interviews. "I'll be 77 soon, and I still don't know what happiness is. They talk about it all the time on TV. But to be honest, I'm not sure what it is." And then some tourists.

  5. muse_x's rating of the film Historic Centre

    Costa for his mysticism & Erice for his empathy.

  6. David R Williams's rating of the film Historic Centre

    "This Portugal-set quartet of shorts shows off its makers' cinematic personalities, with Aki Kaurismaki the most gloriously wistful, Manoel de Oliveira the funniest, Victor Erice the most socially engaged and Pedro Costa the most pretentious." - Variety.... Kaurismaki’s “Tavern Man” made me smile...a lot.

  7. Andrew Miller's rating of the film Historic Centre

    Once again Oliveira (last segment) baffles me-- I just don't get it. Nice to have Erice back in circulation, though.

  8. Hani's rating of the film Historic Centre

    5 for Costa and for the Mubi community who shares the same view. Aki played it safe by making another Aki's film but very shallow that time as he never delved into his subjects as he always does in his other films. Erice's was successful by the workers' stories and the beautiful photo. Oliveira's was very simple, a joke with a punchline. Costa's is pure cinema. Ultimate cinema. Cinema with skin and it breathes.

  9. Kevin's rating of the film Historic Centre

    The very best part of this film is the folks who worked the factory that closed in 2002 and their stories that are as varied as people, with one recurring theme that is the same for workers in every developed country. If the world refuses to retrain the older generation, then the world is losing dedicated & proud millions who know workers rights, and know how to work. Beautiful and grand! section, really grand.

  10. Wee Hunk's rating of the film Historic Centre

    One of these things is not like the other. Aki is Aki and does Aki very well, but it's Aki, not Portugual. Pedro Costa's was jaw dropping amazing. Just watch it.

  11. Ben Loory's rating of the film Historic Centre

    the pedro costa segment is... incredible. i don't even know what i was looking at. have to watch it again!

  12. Paulo Late's rating of the film Historic Centre

  13. Brendan's rating of the film Historic Centre

  14. RodrigoPereira's rating of the film Historic Centre

  15. El Biffo's rating of the film Historic Centre

    It makes no sense to give one rating to an omnibus film. 4 stars for the best segment, Pedro Costa's.

  16. F.Bieberkopf's rating of the film Historic Centre

    Loved the Erice section, the most. Of course the Costa section develops into an epic on its own in 'Horse Money'.

  17. José Neves's rating of the film Historic Centre

    Pedro Costa's "Sweet Exorcist" it's a complete masterpiece; the other ones are just enjoyable films.

  18. Miguel Ferreira's rating of the film Historic Centre

  19. Samuel Andrade's rating of the film Historic Centre

    ★★★ History in the center.

  20. DiIE Lis9W's rating of the film Historic Centre

  21. Ben Bosko's rating of the film Historic Centre

    sweet exorcist is the film of last year._-

  22. Jesse Furgurson's rating of the film Historic Centre

    The Kaurismaki, Erice, and Oliviera are pretty solid; the Costa is major, albeit the sort of major that doesn't play well in an omnibus. The second movie in an four-part omnibus shouldn't induce one to say "Okay, I need to take a break from movies and go process what just happened for the rest of my life."

  23. Kyle Lewis's rating of the film Historic Centre

    Erice's film is the major reason to see this entire film. Costa's film is formally interesting but not much else. Kaurismaki is solid. Oliveira is the weakest but it's short and has some pretty shots.

  24. MarcusArcus's rating of the film Historic Centre

    Costa and Oliveira are major disappointments. Erice is a good surprise and Kaurismaki is more of the usual, which is not necessarily bad.