The Hollywood Reporter um SNERTINGU: Gerð af næmni og hófsemi

David Rooney hjá The Hollywood Reporter segir Snertingu Baltasars Kormáks fallega gerða kvikmynd sem haldi aftur af tilfinningasemi en snerti áhorfandann.

Rooney segir meðal annars:

Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur swerves away from the action thrillers and survival sagas that have been his domain of late to get back closer to the romantic roots of his 2000 breakout, 101 Reykjavik, with the cross-cultural, decades-spanning grown-up melodrama of Touch. A panoramic love story interrupted by time, mystery and the fallout of war, the elegantly crafted film knows when to curb its sentimentality and when to let it resonate. It deftly balances two strands separated by half a century, acted with great sensitivity by the four leads.

The movie occasionally veers toward cliché, but its delicacy and restraint keep it dramatically compelling and its emotions are never unearned, right through to its lovely open-ended conclusion.

The principal actors favor understatement, which is complemented by the gentle strains of Högni Egilsson’s score. Ólafsson’s Kristofer is the movie’s soulful center, his stoic demeanor hiding a deep well of yearning, while the younger Kormákur and Japanese model-turned-actor Kōki make moving impressions as the twentysomething lovers.

Period detail from production designer Sunneva Ása Weisshappel and costumer Margrét Einarsdóttir is subtle but effective, echoed in a sprinkling of vintage tracks from Nick Drake, John Lennon, The Zombies and others. The drama’s scope is enhanced by Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson’s graceful cinematography across three countries. Touch is a minor-key movie but a consistently absorbing one. It’s rewarding to see accomplished director Kormákur working in a different vein.

Fleiri miðlar hafa birt umsagnir um myndina og má skoða þær hér að neðan:

The Wrap: Touch’ Review: Baltasar Kormákur Takes a Walk on the Mild Side

The Curvy Critic: Touch is a Beautifully Crafted Generational Love Story

Gazettely: Touch Review: Finding Hope in Love’s Enduring Power

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