An eccentric art auctioneer becomes obsessed with an heiress.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®
" "The Best Offer" is at its best when it's decidedly weird. "
" An uneven but weirdly mesmerizing drama/thriller, Giuseppe Tornatore's "The Best Offer" offers an acting showcase to Geoffrey Rush. "
" Geoffrey Rush brings striking depth of character to a classic Old World mystery set against the sophisticated backdrop of Europe's art auctions, with charming input from Jim Sturgess and Donald Sutherland. "
" Italian writer-director Giuseppe Tornatore... designs beautiful sets around Virgil, who holds the screen in nearly every shot. "
" The film has several smart twists and surprises up its well-tailored sleeve. "
" The movie's an eyeful, though, thanks to the intricate production design and many artworks on display; it's also an earful, thanks to Ennio Morricone's fittingly lush score. "
" An intriguingly Hitchcockian premise gradually takes on a preposterous air in the art-world noir "The Best Offer." "
" Mr. Rush can't fly far on Mr. Tornatore's dialogue and workmanlike plotting, and Sylvia Hoeks, as Claire, doesn't bring a corresponding energy. "
" None of it comes together in any satisfying way, unfortunately, because Tornatore telegraphs every revelation with head-slapping amateurishness. "
" The pic uses the polish of faux-sophistication and the cliched old-man/nubile-woman fantasy to distract viewers from dissecting the plot. "
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