Robert Pattinson's efforts to expand his career beyond GQ covers and the Twilight franchise may be hitting a snag with the release of Little Ashes, a movie based on the life and loves of Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí. Reviews are lukewarm at best, and apparently they've got nothing to do with Pattinson's nearly-full-frontal-nudity scene, which was widely panned.
"...it's a speculative, impressionistic portrait without a lot of dramatic force or psychological depth. But it's an elegantly designed film that fascinates as often as it frustrates."
-- Stephen Farber, Hollywood Reporter
"...a typically bombastic lives-of-the-artists production made even more stilted by having all the actors (including the Spanish ones) speak accented English..."
-- Melissa Anderson, Village Voice
"...less a film than just a series of bad ideas piled on top of one another..."
-- Lauren Wissot, Slant Magazine Posted 05.07.09 by reelz