At Eternity's Gate Reviews

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January 29, 2020
At Eternity's Gate seemed to have been shot through the grimmest Instagram filter, a mournful elegy and a long whine that Philistines don't understand the True Nature Of Art. It's abstract and exclusive.
October 23, 2019
Besides Schnabel's truly poetic direction, Dafoe's reliably great performance and Benoît Delhomme's soulful photography deserve to be singled out.
August 7, 2019
Dafoe's van Gogh searches, desperately, for ways in which to share his visions of the world and its eternal secrets, in a film that could not be more uniquely conceived.
July 12, 2019
If you want to have a feature film dive into the head of an artist then have it be directed by an artist.
June 23, 2019
Willem Dafoe channels his weathered empathy into the tormented spirit of Dutch Post-Impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh.
June 18, 2019
Sometimes some stylistic bets seem unnecessary, but the intention is understood and the risk is appreciated. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 3, 2019
Something like a daydream, a wistful and yearning work that pines for the beauty in all things.
April 18, 2019
It is a stirring and sterling homage to the artist who created so many remarkable works in such a brief life.
April 16, 2019
Willem Dafoe needs a better vessel for this performance.
April 8, 2019
Schnabel achieves - with a Willem Dafoe in his best form - to materialize in the errant movement of his character the experience of a time that never belongs to him, of an environment that expels him. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 4, 2019
Schnabel shines, like his protagonist, in this new approach of the cinema to the figure of the celebrated, tortured and brilliant Dutch painter. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 4, 2019
A pleasure. [Full review in Spanish]
April 3, 2019
Beautiful, moving and turbulent, the film has a free fall energy like it knows that the door to eternity awaits at the end. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 3, 2019
It takes an impressive stance on the visuals.
April 3, 2019
Dafoe, eyes shining, is at his considerable best when words fall away and Van Gogh interacts with a world that risks driving him mad.
April 2, 2019
Haggardly embodied by Dafoe, Vincent is an ingenuous, socially alienated figure aghast at the suffering he must endure.
April 1, 2019
There have been many films about Van Gogh... but none has come as close as Schnabel's to capturing a working portrait of the artist.
April 1, 2019
Alongside Dafoe's immersive turn and an intrusive, elliptical quality that is hard to tie down, this is often a dazzlingly heady biopic that has much affection for its subject and his struggles.
April 1, 2019
At Eternity's Gate is about a man who enjoys being engulfed by emotion. The movie that frames his rapture, though full of beautiful moments, is near wild heaven, but not near enough.
April 1, 2019
The film's texture is slow and melancholy - so that whilst factually interesting and accurate, any dramatic tension comes from Dafoe's stunning performance rather than the narrative.
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