The Devil's Violinist (2013)

R   |    |  Biography, Drama, Musical

The Devil's Violinist (2013) Poster

19th Century violinist and composer Niccolò Paganini incurs the wrath of his diabolical manager while preparing for his debut performance in London, and falling for the daughter of an English impresario.




  • David Garrett in The Devil's Violinist (2013)
  • David Garrett in The Devil's Violinist (2013)
  • Andrea Deck in The Devil's Violinist (2013)
  • Christian McKay and Andrea Deck in The Devil's Violinist (2013)
  • Makhare Alexander Ninidze in The Devil's Violinist (2013)
  • Jared Harris in The Devil's Violinist (2013)

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13 May 2015 | maestrojon
| If Syfy Channel Tried To Make a Drama
This is what it would be like.

It wasn't entirely unwatchable, but it was not a good movie by any means. CGI was distracting, although if you look at it as art, they did a good job, just not realistic enough to be passable.

I was surprised Bernard Rose was the writer and Director, who also did the same for Immortal Beloved. Perhaps this movie was just missing Gary Oldman? The movie seems to be confused whether Paganini is the main character or not. It is filled with sub-par, some acceptable, and some over-acted performances. I thought Andrea Deck was good. David Garrett as Paganini, well, maybe his performance was more related to the script. I did enjoy all his performance scenes (performing on the violin, you dirty minded people you).

Am I the only one that noticed St. Patrick's Cross flag flying over London? You'd think Bernard Rose, an Englishman, would catch that. It was clearly in the hands of the Syfy special effects gurus at this point, so maybe the he had no hand in post-production. Or maybe there was a time England was flying the British version of the Irish flag that I don't know about? I doubt it.

Overall, this movie was not great enough to be good, and not bad enough to be great. It falls right in the middle, as most forgettable movies do.

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Release Date:

30 January 2015


English, French

Country of Origin

Germany, Italy

Filming Locations

Vienna, Austria

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,013 1 February 2015

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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