The Ultimate Review of Tar the Movie
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The Ultimate Review of Tar the Movie

The Ultimate Review of Tar the Movie
The Ultimate Review of Tar the Movie


The symphony that will further the career of renowned pianist Lydia Tár is set to be recorded in the coming days. Petra, Lydia’s adopted daughter, develops into a crucial emotional support for her struggling mother when everything seems to be working against her.


The Ultimate Review of Tar the Movie: Tar is a story about a renowned musician, Lydia Tár. Lydia (Cate Blanchett) is days away from recording the symphony that will elevate her career when all elements seem to conspire against her. Lydia’s adopted daughter Petra becomes an integral emotional support for her during her struggling moment.

Tar tells the story of a powerful music composer who got carried away by the emotions and mightiness of her talent and career. Her pettiness with luring beautiful, talented, young, and upcoming artists into symbiotic relationships created a path for her lurking downfall, unknown to her.

The 2022 psychological drama film was directed and written by Todd Field. staring Cate Blanchett as a renowned musical composer-conductor. The supporting cast includes Noémie MerlantNina Hoss, Sophie KauerJulian GloverAllan Corduner, and Mark Strong.

Lydia Tar’s downfall

The Ultimate Review of Tar the Movie; When one of her victims committed suicide because of her neglectful and unconcerned ways. Lydia Tar faced a dark cloud over her marital life and career. This unfortunate event triggered her emotions, and she lost herself in the process. The loneliness of no one wanting to associate with her set in after she was relieved of her duties as a leading conductor and composer. Rage at not being able to make a ground-breaking performance that could elevate her career path to another level made her attack a colleague who was appointed to lead her supposed groundbreaking performance.

like the proverb says. When life knocks you down, you can choose to stay down or rise up and keep fighting. This is the spirit of Lydia Tar. She didn’t give up the spirit. She rather picked herself up and rewrote her destiny as one of the best, if not the best, music composers of her time.

Cast and Crew

Cate Blanchett as Linda Tarr, Nina Hoss as Sharon Goodnow, Noémie Merlant as Francesca Lentini Sophie Kauer as Olga Metkina, Julian Glover as Andris Davis, Allan Corduner as Sebastian Brix Mark Strong as Eliot Kaplan, Sylvia Flote as Krista Taylor Adam Gopnik as himself, Mila Bogojevic as Petra Zethphan Smith-Gneist as Max Sydney Lemmon as Whitney Reese

Written and Directed by: Todd Field Cinematography: Florian Hoffmeister Film Editor: Monika Willi

Music by: Hildur Guðnadóttir Production Design: Marco Bittner Rosser Art direction: Patrick Herzberg Petra Ringleb


Tar is a critically-acclaimed movie with a captivating storyline, fantastic performances, and brilliant direction. But does it deserve its excellent rating? Read our comprehensive review to find out more about this must-see film, and learn why it deserves every bit of its remarkable rating!

Tar is one of the best artistic movies I’ve come across in recent years. It’s perfectly cinematographed, artistically edited, and beautifully directed. The music scores are also emotionally charged and soul lifting. Making out to be rehearse, perform and write beautiful notes makes a major statement from the director’s office.

We will be rating this movie 4.5/5stars. If you will like to see some other reviews, you can check here. Thanks for reading through.

Olayinka Johnson is a Nigeria born Filmmaker, Film lover, Film critic, 3d artist and an Animator. Born and bred in the heart of Lagos during the mid 80’s. His love for story telling made him ventured into the act of Filmmaking thereby learning from the Industry expert. He has worked on various productions(Musical videos, TV Programs, and Films) as a hired crew member and have also produced and directed some Short Films for himself.

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