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The Goldfinch is a well shot film with a great cast that includes Ansel Elgort, Sarah Paulson, Jeffrey Wright and Nicole Kidman, sadly the story wasn’t very interesting, was a tad too long.

 

 

The Goldfinch
(2019)

Genre(s): Drama
Warner Bros. | R – 149 min. – $35.99 | December 3, 2019

Date Published: 01/07/2020 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: John Crowley
Writer(s): Donna Tartt (novel); Peter Straughan (screenplay)
Cast: Ansel Elgort, Oakes Fegley, Aneurin Barnard, Finn Wolfhard, Sarah Paulson, Luke Wilson, Jeffrey Wright, Nicole Kidman, Willa Fitzgerald


DISC INFO:
Features: Featurettes, Deleted Scenes
Slip Cover: Yes
Digital Copy: Yes
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1


Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.85
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 42.31 GB
Total Bitrate: 31.70 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C


Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.


PLOT SYNOPSIS


Theodore Decker (ANSEL ELGORT) was 13 years old when his mother was killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, and even love. Through it all, he holds on to one tangible piece of hope from that terrible day — a painting of a tiny bird chained to its perch.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 2.75/5


This release comes with a matted slip cover. Inside is a redemption code for the Digital HD copy. Features include The Goldfinch Unbound (12:54) on adapting the novel for feature film, The Real Goldfinch (8:38) on the real-life painting, and lastly 12 Deleted Scenes (16:59).

 


VIDEO – 4.5/5


If nothing else, The Goldfinch is a beautiful looking movie and thanks to the cinematography by the legendary Roger Deakins, this movie looks great on Blu-ray. The movie, presented in its original 1.85 widescreen aspect ratio (glad Warner no longer opens up matting on 1.85 films) and given a 1080p high-definition transfer. Details are sharp and black levels are deep without losing whatever object or person is in frame, and there’s even some splashes of color even with the more serious tone of the story.

AUDIO – 4.0/5


The included DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track is fairly standard here and as the bulk is dialogue-driven, most of the sound comes from the center channel, with the occasional usage of the front and rears for some ambient noises and off-screen elements.

 


OVERALL – 3.0/5


The Goldfinch is a well shot film with a great cast that includes Ansel Elgort, Sarah Paulson, Jeffrey Wright and Nicole Kidman, sadly the story wasn’t very interesting, was a tad too long and, from what I read, doesn’t adhere terribly well to the source material. That said, maybe this is worthy of a rental as there are things to admire.

 

 

 

Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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