Well, this is awkward. The reviews are in for The Goldfinch starring Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman and Finn Wolfhard, and it’s safe to say, people aren’t pleased.
After it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this week critics slammed The Goldfinch, calling it “disappointing,” “bland” and a “gigantic waste of time.”
According to the Independent, critic Matt Goldberg went as far to call it “one of the worst movies” of 2019. Ouch!
It’s a shame, considering The Goldfinch is a much-hyped adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name.
Directed by award-winning director John Crowley, The Goldfinch is about a boy in New York who is taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Let’s not forget the movie also stars three incredibly talented actors. Nicole Kidman – who has more accolades than we can count, Golden Globe nominee Ansel Elgort, and Finn Wolfhard who exploded onto the scene after starring in Stranger Things.
Sadly, The Goldfinch isn’t only being dragged by the critics – Twitter has weighed in on the film, with many complaining about it’s length. One user wrote, “The Goldfinch was so bland and boring, I just. I really can’t say much other than nothing happens for almost 2 hours, then everything happens at once but it’s so disconnected that it evokes no feeling.”
Apparently, the film runs for 149 minutes – that’s almost 2.5 hours, which is long, even for a big Hollywood action film.
If you’re a fan of the book, or the stars who appear in The Goldfinch, who cares what the critics say – go and see it, but don’t take an extra large drink in there with you.