Owen Gleiberman
December 19, 2003 AT 05:00 AM EST

Girl with a Pearl Earring

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
99 minutes
Limited Release Date
12/12/03
Wide Release Date
01/09/04
performer
Colin Firth, Scarlett Johansson, Alakina Mann, Cillian Murphy, Tom Wilkinson
director
Peter Webber
distributor
Lions Gate Films
author
Olivia Hetreed
genre
Drama, Historical

We gave it a B+

The tale of how Johannes Vermeer (Colin Firth) created a single painting. As the maid who becomes his muse, Scarlett Johansson gives a nearly silent performance, yet the interplay on her face of fear, curiosity, and sex is intensely dramatic.

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