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Loving Vincent Reviews

December 1, 2017
From $3 refrigerator magnets to Louis Vuitton's $4,000 purse, Van Gogh's iconic images are ubiquitous today. In fact, they are so familiar that it's hard to believe he sold only one single painting in his short and tortured life.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
October 19, 2017
By adding hand drawing to every moment of the story, the team hoped to add an unusual dimension to the story. They did. It feels unforgivably gimmicky.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 17, 2017
"Loving Vincent" is almost too beautiful for its own good; I found myself, too often, so dazzled by the form that I quite forgot about the content.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 13, 2017
The roiling landscape scenes betray the redundance of animating images that already sizzle with energy, but the portraiture works beautifully, especially because the actors who supply the characters' voices and visages are first-rate.
October 13, 2017
There's lots of love (and loveliness) on display here: the color paintings are rendered after the manner of the modern master, and there's a stubborn refusal to either glamorize a suffering soul or demonize those who may have helped to seal his fate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 13, 2017
It relies on forced exposition to push the story forward and often recalls bad dinner theater, and is certainly the least interesting way to tell van Gogh's tale.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 12, 2017
Visually, it's spectacular. Conceptually, it's jaw-dropping to simply considering the effort that went into this. The story, however, doesn't always hold its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 12, 2017
The gorgeous animation alone makes "Loving Vincent" worth the price of admission. And the narrative, if a bit paint-by-numbers, is interesting enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 11, 2017
Part mystery, part visual experiment, 'Loving Vincent' is a reverent ode to the 19th century painter Vincent van Gogh.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 6, 2017
Loving Vincent is gorgeous. It's a film of immersive beauty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 5, 2017
A visually arresting and worthy tribute to a genius.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 5, 2017
By the final scenes you may feel like you're overdosing on a cake that's all frosting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 29, 2017
It's the kind of folly that demands a measure of respect, for the effort, if not altogether for the result.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 28, 2017
Animating Van Gogh's bold impasto, already kinetic on the canvas, could have been merely superfluous. As moving pictures, though, the brushstrokes have an unexpected pull in this uneven but deeply felt homage.
Top Critic
September 28, 2017
You will marvel at the art in this labor-intensive labor-of-love.
September 28, 2017
An engrossing exploration of the artist's final days rendered in his signature painting style.
September 26, 2017
One of the most lunatic labors of love to appear on movie screens this year. And in that sense, a fitting, miraculous tribute to its subject.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 22, 2017
If you are hungry for dazzling eye candy and don't mind a less-than-meaty narrative, this might please your palate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 21, 2017
There's no denying that Loving Vincent, as a curated and curious homage to the beloved Dutchman's work and the fragility of his soul, is a one-of-a-kind accomplishment. But only in its thoroughness.
September 21, 2017
As the story limps and drags, the viewer also becomes accustomed to the images, and astonishment at the film's innovative, painstaking technique begins to fade. But its charm never quite wears off, for reasons summed up in the title.
September 5, 2017
An extraordinary (and entirely demented) labor of love that makes for a wan and uneven viewing experience, "Loving Vincent" takes the phrase "every frame a painting" to very literal new levels.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 19, 2017
Brings a poetic sense of tragedy to the last act of van Gogh's life, and fresh insight into the kind of man he was.
June 15, 2017
There are enough traces of the artist himself in the movie, from his many paintings to the famous letters he wrote to his brother and benefactor Theo, to please both experts and newbies, who should enjoy watching his work come to life on screen.