Modigliani (2004)




Critic Consensus: Nearly everyone is miscast in this disjointed and slow-moving portrait of Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani.

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Set in Paris in 1919, biopic centers on the life of late Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, focusing on his last days as well as his rivalry with Pablo Picasso. Modigliani, a Jew, has fallen in love with Jeanne, a young and beautiful Catholic girl. The couple has an illegitimate child, and Jeanne's bigoted parents send the baby to a faraway convent to be raised by nuns. Modigliani is distraught and needs money to rescue and raise his child. The answer arrives in the shape of Paris' annual art … More

Rating: R (for some language and drugs use.)
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Mick Davis
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 27, 2005
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as Amedeo Modigliani

as Jeanne Hebuterne

as Pablo Picasso

as Maurice Utrillo

as Max Jacob

as Beatrice Hastings

as Jean Cocteau

as Claude Monet

as Gertrude Stein

as Foster Kane

as Zborowski
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Critic Reviews for Modigliani

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (14)

Instead of trying to provide insight into this genius's debilitating madness, Davis prefers to wallow in incoherent and clichéd misery, punctuated by poetically oblique imagery.

Full Review… | August 16, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

A film of vitality, with imagery as haunting and romantic as it is intense.

July 7, 2005
New York Observer
Top Critic

Modigliani is slow, shamefully cliched and disjointed as a cubist portrait.

Full Review… | July 1, 2005
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

Thanks to writer-director Mick Davis, the film, like its subject, dies young.

July 1, 2005
New York Post
Top Critic

It's hard to take this oddball movie seriously, right down to the undisguised streetwise-American accent of Andy Garcia as the Italian Jew Amedeo Modigliani.

Full Review… | July 1, 2005
New York Daily News
Top Critic

The best and maybe the only use to be made of the catastrophic screen biography Modigliani is to serve as a textbook outline of how not to film the life of a legendary artist.

Full Review… | June 30, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Modigliani

A passionate performance by Andy Garcia** for those of you out there who are artists/creative by nature...this will remind you that: you don't Just make arT... you must liVe it** This will move you** It is based on the characters of life and art that were the 20th Century/ modern Masters of ArT.

AngeLO Pizarro

wouldnt be so bad if it werent a made up story about a real painter full of fake paintings posing to be his.

A beautiful film about one of the most passionate artists of all time. Breathtaking images and music.

Jennifer Harrison

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