Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus Reviews

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March 16, 2007
An interestingly designed but inescapably pointless film.
March 16, 2007
Kidman delivers another standout performance, transparent and magnetic. Burrell is no match for Downey's hypnotic beast. The hairy romantic chemistry with Kidman is electric, the context inspired.
March 16, 2007
Certainly the film isn't without its flaws. Then again, perfection is in the eye of beholder.
December 29, 2006
Stilted, stylized and art-directed within an inch of its life, Shainberg's movie (which was written by his Secretary collaborator, Erin Cressida Wilson) manages to be both oppressively literal and fatefully fuzzy at the same time.
December 29, 2006
Don't be fooled for a second by that subtitle. Fur bills itself as An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus, but this thing's got all the imagination of a career bureaucrat slumped in his cubicle awaiting a pension.
December 1, 2006
Shainberg neither sugarcoats [Diane Arbus's] distance from her girls nor judges it. The filmmakers understand Arbus's story within the context of her time and upbringing.
April 24, 2009
Director Steven Shainberg's follow-up to his groundbreaking film "Secretary" (2002) is an anti-biopic that dares to read between the lines of its subject's artistic vision rather than replay the common knowledge events of photographer Diane Arbus' life.
July 17, 2008
Biopic is smart, but leaves questions unanswered.
December 7, 2007
September 6, 2007
Nicole Kidman is superb as the woman who blooms and goes a trifle mad at the touch of this other world inhabited by Lionel, and Robert Downey Jnr is the perfect actor for the role.
July 25, 2007
July 23, 2007
Una película diferente y para nada complaciente con el espectador, que permite aproximarse a una de las artistas más influyentes del siglo XX.
July 14, 2007
July 4, 2007
(F)or all its analogous aspects, Fur is a failure. It never does achieve the reflective relevance the creators crave.
May 23, 2007
Think of Fur as a sort of impressionistic Polaroid biopic... its problem is that its subject comes across as widely defined, a placeholder for the creative spirit.
May 15, 2007
Not a film for fans familiar with Diane Arbus, because the picture renders this celebrated artist unrecognizable. Mildly amusing, but only if approached as pure fabrication.
April 23, 2007
If the filmmakers are telling us that Diane's artistic creativity was unleashed by the love of a good freak, then it's a shame. To turn a story so full of good intentions at the beginning into another movie about a woman who is liberated from the chains
March 16, 2007
Depois do surpreendente Secretária, que brilhava por sua enganosa despretensão, Shainberg tropeça ao encantar-se mais com a própria ambição artística do que com as brilhantes realizações de sua suposta biografada.
March 16, 2007
Kidman and Downey Jr's moving performances more than make up for the film's daft script.
March 16, 2007
While Steven Shainberg and his collaborators should be congratulated for eschewing the traditional biopic route, Fur is a noble experiment that goes awry. Sad to say but this is not a film for anyone wishing to learn about Diane Arbus.
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