Girl with a Pearl Earring

Rating = B-

The director seems to be trying to emulate some of the style and the light of Vermeer paintings in the look of his film, and this is nice to see. The social situation and interactions of the girl and of the artist and his family are definitely interesting to see and to contemplate. However, the film moves slowly (not in itself a bad thing) and the director's efforts to create engaging tension (via the accompanying music, for instance) is not successful.