Very much a film of it's time but still beautiful and powerful. The music is captivating and the naiivete of the performances charming. Read morePublished on Oct. 1 2010 by Trevor Street
This review is for the Criterion Collection DVD edition of the film.
This movie is credited with brining Bossa nova music into the spotlight. Read more
This 1959 adaptation of the Greek myth thrilled me.It is quite rare that I am entertained by books turned into movies. Read morePublished on Oct. 20 2003 by Midori
This was a great film but it was sad. Eurydice is being chased by death (a dude in a death mask but the actual grim reaper) and we never know why. Read morePublished on July 12 2003 by Sal Paradise
Well, this is a well illustrated integration of a well known greek myth known as "Black Orpheus. Read morePublished on Feb. 24 2003 by Simple Hope
Do they clean the streets in Rio De Janeiro? Well, of course they do. When this carnival is over.
And if you watch this movie you will see that they do it very near the end... Read more
This film is a must,a cornerstone for any fan of Brazilian film,samba, bossa nova. It truly gives viewers an insight into life in the favelas, the stark poverty, but the happiness... Read morePublished on Jan. 5 2003
The classic film that brought Brazil's bossa nova music to the world outside, this was a wry modernist update of the classical Greek myth of Orpheus and Euridyce, the starcrossed... Read morePublished on Dec 15 2002 by DJ Joe Sixpack