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Renoir Reviews

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Jason Best
Movie Talk
October 22, 2016
Gilles Bourdos succeeds in capturing both the sun-dappled landscapes of southern France and a feature of equal importance to Renoir, 'the velvety texture of a young girl's skin'.
Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage
June 22, 2016
RenoirI captures this trio at an important moment in their lives with a keen eye for detail that may provide too much information.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
June 27, 2014
a bittersweet delight
November 8, 2013
Beautiful-looking but largely boring...There have been some terrific films about artists, but this isn't one of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2013
Michel Bouquet's wonderful characterisation of Auguste Renoir remains the shining achievement of this delicate, reverential and sometimes gobsmackingly beautiful film
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2013
he soft Mediterranean light and the beautiful way in which the film is shot is certainly its strength. It is a pity that its tempo and story structure is not more engaging
Cameron Meier
Orlando Weekly
September 4, 2013
Most films labor furiously, trying to infuse every frame with passion. Renoir is content to sit still, creating effortless beauty in the style of its subject, painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
July 22, 2013
Thanks to a remarkably unselfconscious performance from Christa Theret as Andrée Heuschling, we see the young model bringing the ageing impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir back to life - and ultimately inspiring his son Jean to become a filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

July 1, 2013
Gilles Bourdos' biopic is plenty pretty but the drama is a still life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tom Dawson
The List
June 30, 2013
Overly dependent on the beauty of its Edenic setting, which is lushly photographed by Taiwanese cinematographer Mark Ping Bing Lee.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
June 30, 2013
You would need a soul of potash not to savour the delicious fauna and flattering southern light. But the film never gets far beyond the decorative.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
June 28, 2013
The bright, warm sunlight of the Cte d'Azur casts a golden glow over a film set in the summer of 1915.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
June 28, 2013
The story falters when it runs through its very traditional, even hackneyed arcs ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
June 27, 2013
This gives a new meaning to Truffaut's phrase le cinéma du papa.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Tom Long
Detroit News
June 27, 2013
With its warm colors and sweet streams of light, its love of both the countryside and the human form, it makes you dream of painting. Or making movies. Or just luxuriating in the brilliance.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
June 25, 2013
Thanks to ace Taiwanese cameraman Mark Ping Bing Lee, it conveys the inspirational qualities of sun-dappled light and rosy flesh.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Sztypuljak
June 24, 2013
There is just something unsatisfying about Renoir, as a feature that promises so much and yet delivers so little.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Neil Smith
Total Film
June 17, 2013
A film of lazy days, sleepless nights and mellow moments that will likely test the patience of those unwilling to resign to its unhurried pace.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
June 3, 2013
Rated R for 'art-related nudity.' By that standard, shouldn't the Louvre be Adults Only?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rick Kisonak
Seven Days
May 15, 2013
A portrait of the artist as an old fart.
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