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The Pianist

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Roman Polanski

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About the Movie

The Pianist stars Adrien Brody in the true-life story of brilliant pianist and composer, Wladyslaw Szpilman, the most acclaimed young musician of his time and his promising career was interrupted by the onset of World War II. This powerful, triumphant film follows Szpilman's heroic and inspiration journey of survival with the unlikely help of a sympathetic German officer. A truly unforgettable epic, testifying to both the power of hope and the resiliency of the human spirit, The Pianist is a miraculous tale of survival masterfully brought to life by visionary filmmaker, Roman Polanski, in his most personal movie ever.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 180
  • Fresh: 171
  • Rotten: 9
  • Average Rating: 8.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: A portrait of hell so shattering it's impossible to shake. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Nov 24, 2006

Fresh: We admire this film for its harsh objectivity and refusal to seek our tears, our sympathies. – Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: In going home to tell Szpilman's story Polanski seems reborn: once again he's become a filmmaker who matters. – David Ansen, Newsweek, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: The Holocaust has been the subject of many films. The Pianist is one of the great ones. – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, Jul 7, 2010

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Customer Reviews


One of the best

Watch over & over

1 of those that you can watch over & over like...titanic, gladiator, brave heart, last samurai and more.

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The Pianist
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2003

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