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Behind the Candelabra
7.7 out of 10

Behind the Candelabra

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Overall 8
8.0

Behind the Candelabra

upcomingdiscs.com
20 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Even though director Steven Soderbergh ( Traffic, Ocean’s 11, Magic Mike ) has an Oscar under his belt and numerous box office hits, the road to getting Behind the Candelabra was a difficult one.
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Overall 6
6.0
Audio 8
8.0
Extras 4
4.0

Behind the Candelabra Blu-ray Review

DoBlu
19 September 2013
  • Excerpt: HBO delves into the private life of flamboyant entertainer Liberace (Michael Douglas) through a well-produced but ultimately lifeless biopic. No expense was spared in this big-budget adaptation of the memoir from Liberace’s one-time lover, Scott Thorson.
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Overall 8
8.0
Movie overall 8
8.0
Extras 3
3.0

Behind the Candelabra (2013)

blu-ray.com
14 September 2013
  • Conclusion: Throughout Behind the Candelabra , Liberace refers to his early days playing piano in "saloons". If the material exists to make one with authenticity, it would be interesting to see a bio-pic about those early days, exploring the drive of the young piano prodigy who decided to make his fortune as a...
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Overall 6
6.0

Behind the Candelabra

High-Def Digest
11 September 2013
  • Conclusion: 'Behind the Candelabra' offers an intimate peek into superstar pianist Liberace's personal life and his turbulent affair with a younger man. Through their story, director Steven Soderbergh shines a particularly glittering light on a fascinating real-life figure, while simultaneously examining...
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Overall 7
7.0

Behind the Candelabra

DVDizzy
9 September 2013
  • Conclusion: One suspects and hopes that Behind the Candelabra is not the last we've seen of Steven Soderbergh the director. This HBO movie is a decent outlet for his talents and proves to be a relatively compelling and entertaining look at Liberace's messy, secret off-stage excesses.
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Overall 10
9.5
Actors overall 10
9.6
Audio 10
9.5
Extras 4
4.0

Behind the Candelabra (Blu-ray)

DVD Verdict
4 September 2013
  • Summary: Too much of Appellate Judge Tom Becker...is wonderful.
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Overall 8
8.0
Audio 8
8.0

Behind the Candelabra

BluRay Authority
29 August 2013
  • Excerpt: There aren’t too many certainties in the world of showbiz, but I’d have to imagine that if you take two Oscar-winning performers in Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, add in an Oscar-winning Director like Steven Soderbergh and you wouldn’t have much trouble getting your movie picked up by a studio.
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Behind the Candelabra

slate.com
24 May 2013

Cannes Film Review: ‘Behind the Candelabra’

Variety
21 May 2013
  • Summary: Set to unspool Stateside on HBO, 'Behind the Candelabra' is the most bigscreen-worthy film Steven Soderbergh has made since 'Che.'
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Overall 8
8.0

Behind the Candelabra

Flicks
31 March 2014
  • Summary: Banished to HBO in its native America for being “too gay”, Steven Soderbergh’s Liberace tell-all is actually scrupulously careful not to offend anyone: like Boogie Nights making nice.
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