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Eames: The Architect And The Painter Reviews

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

A riveting story.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

August 5, 2012
Donald Clarke
Irish Times

Made for the American Masters series, it comes across as an excellent piece of TV that seems somehow to have escaped its little box. Fascinating throughout, nonetheless.

Full Review Source: Irish Times | Original Score: 3/5

August 3, 2012
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph

James Franco narrates in his best museum headset voice.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 3/5

August 3, 2012
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

It may not offer much depth on their achievements but it still is a perfect introduction to their lives.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 3/5

August 3, 2012
Peter Bradshaw

This documentary about the famous designers celebrates a unique kind of American creativity that anticipates the digital age.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

August 2, 2012
Basia Cummings
Little White Lies

A must for anyone interested in contemporary design, film and how life and work meld together.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 4/5

August 2, 2012
Jennifer Tate

This colourful documentary about one of America's most important design teams provides an extraordinary presentation of an impressive portfolio, but when it comes to the Eames' personal life some questions are left unanswered.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

August 1, 2012
Limara Salt
Empire Magazine

A disappointingly thin treatment of two pioneers of design.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

August 1, 2012
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
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This attentive and good-looking doc takes a chronological approach to the work and partnership of Charles Eames and his wife Ray, two of the most influential artist-designers of mid twentieth-century America.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

July 31, 2012
Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
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Filmmakers Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey deliver a nostalgic zing reminiscent of the TV drama Mad Men but tread lightly around Charles's mood swings and extramarital affairs.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

May 11, 2012
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An enlightening documentary about a multi-talented married couple who have been called the most important American designers in the 20th century.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 4/5

December 28, 2011
Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
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A basically adulatory and very lively look at the documentary's subjects.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

December 6, 2011
David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle
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As fascinating - and at times oblique - as the famous couple themselves.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

December 1, 2011
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

Fascinating documentary about the iconic American design team and their studio that defined an enduring modernist look.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

December 1, 2011
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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Much like the creations of its subjects, "Eames" is itself a dazzling, sensory adventure.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 4/4

November 25, 2011
Kam Williams

A fascinating biopic as offbeat, engaging and readily-accessible as its endlessly-inventive subjects.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/4

November 21, 2011
Landon Palmer
Film School Rejects

Eames: The Architect and The Painter traverses the fascinating life of a couple whose contributions broadly determined what modern postwar American life looked and felt like.

Full Review Source: Film School Rejects | Original Score: A-

November 19, 2011
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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There couldn't be a better time to examine the complex and absorbing history of this designing couple, and "Eames: The Architect and the Painter" couldn't be a better vehicle for that examination.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

November 17, 2011
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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The most gratifying thing about "Eames" is that it shows, in marvelous detail, how their work was an extension of themselves and how their distinct personalities melded into a unique and protean force.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 17, 2011
Eric Hynes
Time Out New York
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It's the archival footage that wows here, showing that before the brand took on yuppie cachet, the Eames team made exquisite objects for the masses.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

November 15, 2011
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