Manifesto Reviews

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August 4, 2019
Art for art's sake.
May 24, 2019
It's two hours you will never get back no matter how "arty" the movie thinks it is.
February 19, 2019
Blanchett has never been better, inhabiting a smorgasbord of personas, but Rosefeldt's curatorial ambitions belong in a gallery, not in cinemas.
January 31, 2019
This film is for the trendy freedom fighter who will rejoin his class once the fight for freedom is no longer in vogue. Some will love it, some will hate it, while others will just be baffled.
January 24, 2019
Rosefeldt explores cerebral engagement by going for the gut.
December 4, 2018
These text fragments become more like the cries of an adolescent visionary, perpetually misunderstood in a way that feels, while endearingly romantic, also presumptuous and privileged.
October 5, 2018
It largely works ... on the basis of how playfully it captures the manifesto's desire to collapse art and form (and the formation of an artistic revolution) into its own singularity.
September 10, 2018
It absolutely won me over. I liked it in seconds. Blanchett interprets a fetching cross-section of individuals.
August 27, 2018
A movie that is entertaining in spite of its extreme eccentricity, and far more accessible than its unfamiliar format would normally allow.
August 14, 2018
Overly long (two hours!), overwhelmingly dull, and honestly really hard to sit through.
August 6, 2018
Blanchett brings the star power and talent, Rosefeldt brings the vision, and together, they create an experimental tour de force.
May 18, 2018
For aficionados and students of art. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 17, 2018
Commenting on the role of artists in society today, the strident dissertations would be worthy of a graduate-level art theory class if they weren't so maddeningly pretentious.
May 3, 2018
Beyond presenting a chameleon-like Cate Blanchett and playing timidly with the idea of ​​collage, [Manifesto] does not achieve anything. [Full review in Spanish]
February 7, 2018
Cate Blanchett's formidable shape-shifting skills have found their ideal collaborator in German artist and filmmaker Julian Rosefeldt.
January 11, 2018
One for the fans. Fans of Blanchett and Kazimir Malevich's Suprematist Manifesto. Wherever they may be.
December 29, 2017
Manifesto creates a philosophical narrative about art and its role in society using dozens of manifestos written by thinkers, artists, philosophers, architects, dancers, and filmmakers.
December 19, 2017
Blanchett is remarkable, and always a delight to watch.
December 12, 2017
Manifesto has some magnificent moments, and Blanchett does give an unparalleled performance, but ultimately it is a repetitive and cyclical exercise.
November 29, 2017
... a deeply unironic and mildly gross Blanchett showreel.
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