Robert’s Reviews – The Goldfinch

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Hello Clever People! Welcome to my review for the book to screen adaptation The Goldfinch. This film follows the story of a young boy who must deal with the death of his mother in a terrorist attack on a museum.

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Robert Burke
Robert Burke is a 17-year-old film critic currently attending Shasta High School. His love for film started when he was very young, and grows as he learns more and more about it. Robert expresses his love for film through reviews, which can be found on this website every Saturday. Film is not his only passion, as he also loves to act in local productions with Cascade Theater, Shasta College and Riverfront Playhouse. He currently lives in Redding, CA, and hopes to one day be a film director. To view all of Robert’s reviews go to
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3 Responses

  1. Avatar Debbie Davis says:

    I saw the movie trailer and thought, “Wow! That’s a story I want to see.” I gave the movie trailer a thumbs up. After watching your review, I am so disappointed to hear the movie falls flat and left you frustrated. Sounds like it misses the mark for greatness. Thank you for steering me away from wasting my time and money.

  2. Avatar Eleanor Townsend says:

    Thanks, Robert, for your honest review! I don’t think I recall you being so definite/bored before. Also thanks for being fair by saying your mom loved it. I read the book, think I thought it was a bit weird. I am waiting for the next ‘WOW’ movie (Bohemian Rhapsody, Rocketman) before I spend my time in a movie theatre.
    p.s. I cannot imagine you with dark hair now!!

  3. Avatar Carrie says:

    I read the book and enjoyed it very much! But I don’t think I care to see the movie after reading a few different unfavorable reviews.