Girl with a Pearl Earring
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Girl with a Pearl Earring

2003
Drama
Biography
1h 40m
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Avg Percentile 45.94% from 2325 total ratings

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Rated 02 Sep 2010
60
25th
Vemeer was a great artist of his time, but we get little of interest or insight into his life with this awkward dreamy-staring slush.
Rated 21 Jan 2023
60
44th
All the points are for the jawdropping art direction which really is akin to the Vermeer style. It's hard to forgive the total lack of drama and simple characterizations. Vermeer, portraited by a grouchy Firth, is a flat character here that basically only conveys that he's weak and wants to fuck Griet. Even if this were true, which ofc is possible, i think he deserves to have at least some glimmers of his inspiration or genius creative force bequeathed on the viewer
Rated 01 Feb 2012
5
42nd
It's a 17th century white-people-costume-drama through and through but it's pretty to look at and it ends nicely.
Rated 26 May 2010
60
36th
Much better than the book, which I hated. It looks amazing as a film, but the subject matter just wasn't anything I was going to be interested in. It's one of those movies I would suggest my mom to see because I know she would love it. I do appreciate when they make someone who is incredibly pale and make them sexy. Gives hope to all pigment-less people everywhere.
Rated 28 Mar 2007
70
82nd
Beautifully shot film.
Rated 08 Apr 2012
75
54th
I don't think Girl with a Pearl Earring will appeal to the average moviegoer just based on the subject matter, but it's a beautifully shot film with a subtle-yet-poignant score.
Rated 13 May 2009
30
9th
Most boring movie ever. It's probably much better than my score indicates, though.
Rated 27 Dec 2010
77
58th
Stunningly gorgeous cinematography elevate this otherwise standard period pseudo-biopic. Great use of reds, greens and of light make the film look as it had been painted by Vermeer.
Rated 14 Nov 2007
68
46th
Beautiful but languid, with some weak performances tethered to a sleepy narrative.
Rated 22 Mar 2008
93
82nd
Very well done. Educational, insightful, beautiful.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
55
43rd
great cinematography.
Rated 10 Sep 2009
45
14th
Is this a movie or just a long string of awkward conversations?
Rated 09 Oct 2012
55
43rd
Seems like the film-makers used up most of their creative energies getting the visual elements right, but forgot about including a compelling story in the process. Firth's portrayal of Vermeer as a simpering milquetoast was particularly annoying. Grow some balls, man!
Rated 26 Jan 2009
80
88th
dutch setting, great acting. the beginning of johanssons' great career.
Rated 06 Feb 2008
72
68th
Touchy part with Scarlett.
Rated 05 Apr 2011
90
67th
Well done. That's it? Yes.
Rated 26 Feb 2007
60
52nd
It was OK, but it did not capture the creative spirit of the novel.
Rated 24 Feb 2013
21
2nd
Scarlett Johansson seems to have no idea how to play this part, but I can't blame her -- half of the movie consists of her being startled by someone walking in on her. The film betrays its own sources by being arduous and passionless, and it's the kind of empty, insipid period-romance that gives those films a bad name. The art direction and cinematography are solid, I guess. I can find little value in this movie.
Rated 14 Sep 2009
65
61st
Such a beautiful drama, Scarlet Johansson looks Very Similar to the girl in real painting . But Not a Good Ending !
Rated 30 Mar 2008
85
87th
A fotografia do filme é belíssima, assim como sua música. A reconstrução da época também é um ponto alto do filme.
Rated 04 Jun 2008
84
62nd
Colin Firth as the painter Vermeer... what a man! Great
Rated 18 Feb 2009
83
67th
As a fairly faithful adaptation of the book, this movie gives a fictional back story to one of Johannes Vermeer's most famous paintings. Both the book and the movie are meant to be more "art in literature" and "art on film" than anything else. When taken for its artistic merit, this does succeed in its target for creating "mood".
Rated 24 Jul 2017
45
1st
Great for falling asleep.
Rated 21 Dec 2009
72
19th
The usual careful recreation of a popular best seller of some literary pretention.
Rated 23 Feb 2015
78
37th
Lovely and empty.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
78
88th
I love calm actions and ilumination in this film. The painting is speakless.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
74
44th
Worth seeing just for Eduard Serra's stunning cinematography. With uniformly good performances this is charming movie.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
78
72nd
An absolutely delicious palette. Best Cinematography of that year.
Rated 02 Jan 2011
72
48th
71.750
Rated 14 Aug 2007
75
36th
See A Zed and Two Noughts instead.
Rated 19 Aug 2015
89
36th
When her father goes blind, Griet (Scarlett Johansson) must go to work as a maid for painter Johannes Vermeer (Colin Firth). While cleaning the house, Griet strikes up an unlikely friendship with Vermeer, which both agree to keep secret for fear of provoking the painter's jealous wife, Catharina (Essie Davis). When wealthy patron Van Ruijven (Tom Wilkinson) begins to lust after Griet, and commissions a painting of her, Vermeer and Griet are obliged to spend long hours alone together.
Rated 24 Nov 2017
58
35th
Well made flick ultimately derived from a painting, the setting and locations are very good giving you a feel for the time. The acting is all quite well done, especially Firth as the love torn character. My biggest issue is it could have used a little more pace at times.
Rated 20 Jan 2021
75
61st
Jan 19, 2021
Rated 07 Feb 2021
76
73rd
This is peace of art like Vermeer's famous painting. Candidate for 3 Oscars and so worthy.
Rated 18 Jul 2023
34
26th
One of those "your mother would love it" kind of films, it's all too surface level to be engaging (for it being a film about an artist there's basically no discussion about art). Firth and Johansson just stare at each other slack-jawed, it's actually Essie Davis who's the hysterical MVP here.
Rated 06 Apr 2007
41
11th
Vermeer inspired story. Vermeer inspired cinematography. Vermeer setting in Deft. Someone should have reminded Scarlett Johansson her character's role is more like to be from Amsterdamn than New York City.
Rated 12 Oct 2014
45
20th
great cast...except that nothing really happens and there's barely any dialogue. if the goal was to make watching the movie like looking at the painting for 1hr40mins, well it succeeded wonderfully. it does look pretty. but it's one of the most emotionally flat, boring movies ive ever seen.
Rated 11 Apr 2013
72
57th
Great performances from Firth and Johansson. I actually like Johansson a lot better in these roles than in her more popular films. Still, the movie is rather boring throughout, and once you get over how cool the setting is, you just sort of wait until the film ends.
Rated 05 Oct 2008
80
67th
Nice movie, brought me to the idea to visit Bruge some time since the camera captured so beautifully.
Rated 03 Jul 2009
81
34th
Colin Firth is the only reason I watched this, but it was definitely better than I thought.
Rated 08 Dec 2010
77
92nd
ger; [Das Mädchen mit dem Perlenohrring]; ein mädchen vom land trifft den maler vermeer und wird dort als dienstmagd eingestellt, aber später entwickelt sie sich zum model seines werks.;
Rated 18 May 2007
80
65th
Artistic (no pun intended), awesome acting, and well rounded in just about everything else. This movie really makes you appreciate art on a whole new level.
Rated 30 Apr 2014
68
45th
Artists are rather moody aren't they?
Rated 26 Sep 2012
69
55th
Meh.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
8
55th
Much better than I'd expected
Rated 14 Nov 2008
80
52nd
Beautifully filmed.
Rated 16 Nov 2007
70
73rd
gorgeous film, but a tad plodding.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
40
10th
I'm just sick of Scarlett Johanson's single expression (pouty) and gawky body language. If viewers would look at her face instead of her chest, they would realize that there's not much going on behind her rather unpleasant teen age facade.
Rated 28 Jun 2010
60
23rd
Interessante como se pode fazer um negócio tão belo quanto se contar a história de um quadro. Não é a garota, não é o Veermer, é a cinebiografia da garota com brinco de pérola simplesmente. Enche um pouco o saco de ficar vendo a Johansson com a mesma cara de bunda sempre, mas é bom, muito bom (e que boquinha mordível)
Rated 22 Dec 2009
78
64th
Brilliantly done, Firth played his part fantastically. An eye-opening film for a non-art-lover. Seem to remember I was slightly unimpressed by the ending though.
Rated 26 Oct 2012
40
12th
* Casting, Acting : 5 * Script : 3 * Directing, Aura : 4 * Ease of Viewing : 4 * Naked Eye : 4
Rated 15 Aug 2010
70
77th
Colin Firth with long hair!
Rated 02 Sep 2013
3
73rd
With it's premise I expected some knockout Greenaway/Lynch painterly visuals, It didn't deliver them. Though the sets were good scenes alternated between orange and teal filters. The story itself was a little predictable but Firth, ScarJo and Wilkinson made it enjoyable enough.
Rated 31 May 2008
85
72nd
Absolutely gorgeous, and well-acted.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
80
75th
As sumptuous and rich as the lips os Scarlett Johansson, this picture provides an inside look at the creative process, and how the melodrama of everyday life, can transport artist and his art to a place beyond the personal.
Rated 12 Sep 2009
80
74th
The movie looks as it was painted by Vermeer
Rated 30 Dec 2010
20
41st
"Peter Webber's gorgeous Girl With a Pearl Earring is a work of lightweight conjecture." - Ed Gonzalez
Rated 15 Nov 2008
20
20th
I cant even remember the plot...I think he painted her.
Rated 06 May 2016
7
44th
Good film but I felt the ending lacked.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
86
87th
Lovely movie, from a lovely book. Scarlett is gorgeous (lick those lips!) and nicely cranky, and I'm a sucker for the subject matter -- inspiration and the creative process. Especially when it's about Vermeer! A fascinating glimpse into historical Delft, too.
Rated 10 Nov 2014
90
76th
Very good acting. That`s the proof that no matter what theme, since the silliest to the most gorgeous, what counts is a good acting, sound tracking and lightening in a proper synchrony.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
68
52nd
This is probably the closest I've seen to a (good) modern day silent movie.
Rated 16 Jun 2011
85
33rd
good storyline and fillography
Rated 19 Nov 2011
85
33rd
Loved the book and enjoyed the movie. Solid performances and bad guys that make your skin crawl.
Rated 27 Jan 2014
50
31st
There's a painter.He has a servant girl he fancies.He ends up painting her.His wife is jealous and fires her.All is not lost though as the girl gets a pair of earrings out of it.
Rated 28 Mar 2013
57
79th
Understated, intriguing, visually classy and natural good-looking; Scarlett.J and this film have a lot in common. *Preview*: #13#, exp-3*, story, reviews, Scarlett.J!/9, actors, R3.

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