• Renoir
    2 minutes 8 seconds
    Added: May 22, 2013


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Renoir Reviews

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Richard Knight
Windy City Times

a bittersweet delight

Full Review Source: Windy City Times

June 27, 2014

Beautiful-looking but largely boring...There have been some terrific films about artists, but this isn't one of them.

Full Review Source: 3AW | Original Score: 1.5/5

November 8, 2013
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Michel Bouquet's wonderful characterisation of Auguste Renoir remains the shining achievement of this delicate, reverential and sometimes gobsmackingly beautiful film

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

October 18, 2013
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

he soft Mediterranean light and the beautiful way in which the film is shot is certainly its strength. It is a pity that its tempo and story structure is not more engaging

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

October 18, 2013
Cameron Meier
Orlando Weekly

Most films labor furiously, trying to infuse every frame with passion. Renoir is content to sit still, creating effortless beauty in the style of its subject, painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly | Original Score: 4/5

September 4, 2013
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

Thanks to a remarkably unselfconscious performance from Christa Theret as Andrée Heuschling, we see the young model bringing the ageing impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir back to life - and ultimately inspiring his son Jean to become a filmmaker.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 3/5

July 22, 2013


Gilles Bourdos' biopic is plenty pretty but the drama is a still life.

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

July 1, 2013
Tom Dawson
The List

Overly dependent on the beauty of its Edenic setting, which is lushly photographed by Taiwanese cinematographer Mark Ping Bing Lee.

Full Review Source: The List | Original Score: 3/5

June 30, 2013
Donald Clarke
Irish Times

You would need a soul of potash not to savour the delicious fauna and flattering southern light. But the film never gets far beyond the decorative.

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

June 30, 2013
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

The bright, warm sunlight of the Cte d'Azur casts a golden glow over a film set in the summer of 1915.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 4/5

June 28, 2013
David Jenkins
Little White Lies

The story falters when it runs through its very traditional, even hackneyed arcs ...

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 2/5

June 28, 2013
Peter Bradshaw

This gives a new meaning to Truffaut's phrase le cinéma du papa.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 2/5

June 27, 2013
Tom Long
Detroit News
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With its warm colors and sweet streams of light, its love of both the countryside and the human form, it makes you dream of painting. Or making movies. Or just luxuriating in the brilliance.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B+

June 27, 2013
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
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Thanks to ace Taiwanese cameraman Mark Ping Bing Lee, it conveys the inspirational qualities of sun-dappled light and rosy flesh.

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

June 25, 2013
David Sztypuljak

There is just something unsatisfying about Renoir, as a feature that promises so much and yet delivers so little.

Full Review Source: HeyUGuys | Original Score: 2/5

June 24, 2013
Neil Smith
Total Film

A film of lazy days, sleepless nights and mellow moments that will likely test the patience of those unwilling to resign to its unhurried pace.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

June 17, 2013
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Rated R for 'art-related nudity.' By that standard, shouldn't the Louvre be Adults Only?

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 2/4

June 3, 2013
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat

A portrait of the artist as an old fart.

Full Review Source: Film Threat

May 15, 2013
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

You'll never look at a Renoir work the same way again, whether it's on a canvas or, in the case of Jean, celluloid. And for that, we can thank Andree Heushling, a beauty who inspired beauty in a most beautiful way.

Full Review Source: The Patriot Ledger | Original Score: B-

May 13, 2013
Bill Gibron

Renoir is one of those movies where all the pieces are in place for something intriguing and insightful. To that end, the film fails.

Full Review Source: PopMatters | Original Score: 2/5

May 12, 2013
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