August 9, 2008
Famed for its fabulously evocative recreation of the light/shade luminosity of Caravaggio's oil paintings, Caravaggio is nevertheless something of a victim of its times....But despite that, it is a wonderfully bold work, simply irresistible to look at
September 16, 2005
Remarkably true to Caravaggio's visual aesthetic while expanding Jarman's own repertoire of tones and ideas.
May 12, 2003
Calling Derek Jarman's Caravaggio the director's most-accessible film is deceptive, even while being true.
August 9, 2002
Marrying a painterly aesthetic with a defiantly homosexual sensibility, this ironic biopic is probably the most accessible film of avant-garde British director Derek Jarman.
February 13, 2001
It is very sensually done, emphasizing the artist's gargantuan appetites for bisexual and, especially, homosexual affairs with his models.