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At Eternity's Gate (2018)

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Julian Schnabel's At Eternity's Gate is a journey inside the world and mind of a person who, despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world's most beloved and stunning works of art. This is not a forensic biography, but rather scenes based on Vincent van Gogh's (Academy Award (R) Nominee Willem Dafoe) letters, common agreement about events in his life that present as facts, hearsay, and moments that are just plain invented.

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Willem Dafoe
as Vincent Van Gogh
Rupert Friend
as Theo Van Gogh
Oscar Isaac
as Paul Gauguin
Mads Mikkelsen
as The Priest
Mathieu Amalric
as Dr. Paul Gachet

Critic Reviews for At Eternity's Gate

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The movie is not just a pleasure to watch, but actually puts forward some new ideas about van Gogh.

September 4, 2018 | Full Review…

An unbridled portrait of the painful but productive final years in the life of Vincent van Gogh, a role inhabited with the acrid lucidity of madness by Willem Dafoe.

September 4, 2018 | Full Review…

The film's vision of van Gogh is honest and incisive and, at the same time, unabashedly romantic. You might call it a portrait of the artist as the world's first flower child.

September 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Dafoe is inspired in the kind of performance that makes an actor being cast as a famous figure seem inevitable in hindsight.

September 3, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Any film could give you the gist of Van Gogh's life story, but perhaps only this one can make you feel what it would be like to stand in a field with this brilliant mind, and watch him make magic out of scenery.

September 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Defoe gives an appropriately huge performance as the film's subject, serving as a reminder that, while he may not give the most nuanced performances, the actor boasts an incredible screen presence as capable of tugging the heartstrings as instilling fear.

October 15, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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