'The Goldfinch' Bombs Hard at US Box Office

IndieWireDirector John Crowley's “The Goldfinch” just debuted to one of the worst openings ever for Warner Bros. Pictures. Earning $870,000 on 2,542 screens, the adaptation of the Donna Tartt bestseller starring Ansel Elgort as the troubled survivor of a terrorist attack ...

September 14th 2019


How Faithful Is the Goldfinch Movie to Donna Tartt's Book?

Slate MagazineHere's a conundrum: How is it that The Goldfinch the novel got stellar reviews (not to mention a Pulitzer Prize), and The Goldfinch the movie, despite being a remarkably faithful adaptation of the story, very much has not? Unfortunately, we're not gonna be able ...

September 14th 2019


The Goldfinch Is a Handsome Movie, But It Lies Flat as a Painting

TIMEBooks are perhaps the richest source material for movies: The characters are there, the plot is there, the color and texture are there—all you've got to do is shift it all over to the screen. If only it were that easy. The Goldfinch, director John Crowley's prestige ...

September 14th 2019


The Goldfinch Is a Uniquely Challenging Novel to Adapt. Here's Why the Movie Was Doomed

TIMEThis article contains spoilers for both the novel and the film adaptation of The Goldfinch. Donna Tartt's novel The Goldfinch was met with widespread enthusiasm upon its 2013 release: it received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and spent over 30 weeks on the ...

September 13th 2019


The Goldfinch movie: An underwhelming adaptation of a masterful book

CNETI recently forced the five members of my book club to read The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt's 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Only two, me included, ended up reading all 771 pages. I loved every single page of this book about a boy whose world gets shattered ...

September 13th 2019


'The Goldfinch' paints dull picture from prize-winning book

CNN(CNN) "The Goldfinch" has a painting at its center, but despite a classy palette of ingredients conjures a lifeless, disjointed picture. Adapted from a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, the movie represents a transparent bid to bring the book's prestige to the screen, ...

September 13th 2019


How 'The Goldfinch' Seeks Authenticity

The New York TimesThis scene from “The Goldfinch” starts with a pair of chairs that look mighty similar. But only one is an antique with a long, rich history. The other merely replicates that history. In a film where the primary characters are trying to parse truth from fiction, authentic ...

September 13th 2019