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Behind the Candelabra
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Behind the Candelabra

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Behind the Candelabra (US - BD RA)

DVD Active
26 September 2013
  • Summary: Jonathan checks out the HBO film directed by Steven Soderbergh...
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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.  Originally Soderbergh had planned for the film to play in theaters, but every studio was afraid of the project believing it to be “too gay”.
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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 popular entertainer and how he created the elaborate public persona that made him universally beloved when, from the standpoint of today, it was so obviously a drag act (or,...
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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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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.  I, of course, would be wrong.  That’s exactly what happened with Behind the Candelabra until HBO saw it for what it was worth and decided to show it on the air.
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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. More Based on the memoirs of Scott Thorson, the late pianist’s embittered ex-lover from 1977-1982, it’s a relatively sunny affair, swept along by charismatic performances from Damon and Douglas, two of Hollywood’s most reliable screen stars, plus familiar faces such as Dan Aykroyd and Scott...
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Behind The Candelabra

totalfilm.com
12 October 2013
Overall 8
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Behind The Candelabra

Empire Online
4 September 2013
  • Conclusion: Who’d have thought Michael Douglas and Matt Damon would make such an astonishing, convincing on-screen couple? Steven Soderbergh, that’s who...
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Overall 7
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Expert Review

FILMDUDE
25 July 2013
  • Excerpt: Surprisingly, for a film about a figure as flamboyant as Liberace, it’s a little dark. The central relationship spirals into some very odd and destructive behaviour; imagine your boyfriend wanting to adopt you as his son. From the fashions and furnishings, to the stigmas surrounding homosexuality, this film accurately captures the era with which it is set.
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Overall 8
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Behind The Candelabra

totalfilm.com
2 June 2013
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