Big Eyes Reviews
December 4, 2020
Even during its best moments, the film is only a simple, small, pleasant digression.
August 11, 2020
The movie has merit as a depiction of an unusual episode in art history. Unfortunately, the director does not probe the incident in any depth, and what he does make of it is largely wrong.
June 26, 2020
It cannot be denied that it is picturesque at times, but only to support the provocative histrionics of the neurotic performances of Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams. [Full review in Spanish]
February 1, 2020
Big Eyes remains watchable thanks to Adams and Waltz, its few moments of Burtonesque flair, and the fascinating story it tells about art in the last half-century.
January 9, 2020
Big Eyes works because it gets the fundamentals of acting, directing, and screenwriting right. As in music, individual genius is great, but there's just no substitute for a band with good chemistry.
December 14, 2019
[Amy] Adams' performance is refreshing and light, taking us on a powerful emotional journey performed with nuanced skill and heart.
September 19, 2019
It's a likeable recapitulation of 1950s era America and the strange mutations that occur involving those humans attempting to buck the wrongly conditioned trappings of gender based social mores.
May 17, 2019
DoP Bruno Delbonell buffs Burton's kitsch pop visuals to a soft sheen, but, like the script, they never dig deep enough into the emotional heart of this fascinating real-life story.
March 20, 2019
It's a smooth, dreamy-looking film on the surface, but its two leads, Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz, are so out of sync and polarized they spoil the movie like acid curdles milk.
February 27, 2019
It is a rare misstep for Burton who seems unsure what tone to adopt throughout. Certain visual and inventive flourishes of his are evident...et, he treats the vital moments in the story in a humdrum manner.
January 31, 2019
Big Eyes proves to be an entertaining and enlightening look at society and its ideals.
January 25, 2019
A melodrama with a comic touch, Big Eyes, is not meant to be a masterpiece, rather, an entertaining piece of art.
December 8, 2018
BIG EYES doesn't aim too high and could be a way for Burton to quietly start coming back into form, even if that form is derivative of earlier work.
November 29, 2018
The bizarre dysfunction afoot in the Keanes' marriage brings the best out of Burton as a filmmaker, who knows he is working with sensational material here.
November 1, 2018
I'd certainly prefer to see more films like this from Burton rather than see him return to his old, worn-out habits.
October 10, 2018
Margaret [Keane] might have experienced her awakening, but those expecting for Tim Burton's have to wait for the next round.
August 30, 2018
An incredible feminist journey and via his manipulation of the medium and our complicity transforms a domestic thriller into a work of art about art.
August 26, 2018
The movie is big and amusing, and the shots of streets full of pastel vintage automobiles are worth the price of admission. It's terrific holiday fare.
August 22, 2018
This film could have been made by anybody; Tim Burton didn't bring enough of his style to it... It's a good story, though, and Adams is memorable as a quietly tortured woman.