Francis Ford Coppola
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Fresh-faced and naive, 17-year-old Bennie (Alden Ehrenreich) arrives in Buenos Aires to search for his older brother who has been missing for more than a decade. The family had emigrated from Italy to Argentina, but with the great musical success of their father Carlo (Klaus Maria Brandauer), an acclaimed symphony conductor, the family moved from Argentina to New York. When Bennie finds his brother, the volatile and melancholy poet Tetro (Vincent Gallo), he is not at all what Bennie expected. In the course of staying with Tetro and his girlfriend Miranda (Maribel Verdú), the two brothers grapple with the haunting experiences of their shared past in this widely acclaimed film by legendary director Francis Ford Coppola.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 100
- Fresh: 71
- Rotten: 29
- Average Rating: 6.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Unabashedly theatrical and richly cinematic, even when it's falling apart...
Fresh: The movie is alive from beginning to end, and it's a pleasure to see at least one big-name director get out of the prison of his own reputation.
Fresh: Coppola is still very much alive.
Rotten: Tetro has no internal tension and should have been a comedy.
great acting, one of the greatest directors ever, great film, very intimate.
That was one of the greatest movies I have ever seen. Great plot, unbelievable acting, perfect picture.
If you don't like art cinema, don't waste your time. I think its better for you and for the people that made the film.
When the movie finished, I felt I just came back from a theatrical play; I felt I spent my night at MET and not in my house. Coppola made a retro movie in a modern scenery.
Other than Almodovar, and now Coppola, I haven't seen modern directors embedding the elements of ancient greek drama and specially Sofocles into todays cinema.
Mr. Coppola, although I don't like you wine much, your Tetro is truly magnificent.
Somebody suggested to watch it in HD which was a great suggestion.
What was probably meant to be tribute to Fellini and the French auteurs becomes parody, as this films gradually breaks down into soap opera. Some lovely color and music is alternated with striking black and white, and you gradually realize the director is just doing wheelies to impress the film nerds. If you love Buenos Aires (and who doesn't?), you will sigh as you feel you are back there again. But the plot will then intrude again to slap you upside the head.
Manohla, what were you thinking?