Aroview: Javier Bardem's outstanding performance cannot shore up this florid, largely faithful adaptation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's universally adored novel chronicling a love sustained over several decades.
While admirable for its ambitious scope, the film falters through bewildering linguistic flip-flops and an inadequate grasp of the poignancy and gravitas of Marquez's surficially preposterous characters. Still, viewers can revel in the sumptuous costumery and high-end production values.
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2 stars (Good Try) The richness of Gabriel García Marquez’ language is absent, as is one of the main characters: Leona Cassiani. A mutilated rendition of the original story. The fast food version of a crème brulée. Yuk! ~Anon