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Renoir Reviews

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Bill Gibron
May 12, 2013
Renoir is one of those movies where all the pieces are in place for something intriguing and insightful. To that end, the film fails.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
May 10, 2013
Renoir is great at capturing some of the details of daily life within this unique household and conveying an Impressionist atmosphere on film, but as far as telling us a story, the film is a washout.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Joe Gross
Austin American-Statesman
May 9, 2013
Renoir really does have the lush glory of a Renoir, and that isn't easy to sustain. Any given freeze frame in this thing is lovely to behold. See Renoir for the glorious light and Theret's strong performance, but don't expect a whole lot of conflict.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 8, 2013
You will undoubtedly see better movies than Gilles Bourdos' Renoir this year, but there's a good chance you won't see a more breathtakingly gorgeous one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
James Verniere
Boston Herald
May 3, 2013
Lush, captivating.
Full Review | Original Score: A minus
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
May 3, 2013
It's that eye-popping surface that is the real star of "Renoir," although the film is an agreeable if shallow look at the great artist in the twilight of his years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
May 3, 2013
Sensual, sophisticated and visually sumptuous, particularly appealing to an older audience of art lovers.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Chris Foran
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
May 2, 2013
"Renoir" is a story of creativity in twilight, and at its dawning. Appropriately enough, most of its scenes are fit to be framed, all soft tones and sun-dappled.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
May 2, 2013
"Renoir" doesn't get much beneath the surface - but, good God, what a surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
May 2, 2013
For those who just want to float away on waves of beauty, "Renoir" is a boating party.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marc Mohan
May 2, 2013
Philosophy and analysis can wait for another day; it's pleasant enough to quietly revel in the pristine sunlight and unhurried pace of an era gone by.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
April 26, 2013
Perhaps it's damning Renoir with faint praise to call it agreeable, but Gilles Bourdos' film...shows an admirable restraint, quiet simplicity, and lush pictorial beauty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
April 25, 2013
If you are interested in Renoir, you're better off gazing at his beautiful body of work.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
April 25, 2013
Stately to a fault, the film is not enough drama, too much still life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
April 25, 2013
One would expect a film about French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir to look beautiful, to be shot in warm, sumptuous colors. And one would not be disappointed in Gilles Bourdos' "Renoir."
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
April 25, 2013
If you love the paintings of Auguste Renoir or the films of his son Jean, there's a good chance you'll sit through this slow-moving prestige item.
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 22, 2013
Bourdos hired art forger Guy Ribes to be the 'hands' of the painter, and so "Renoir" is a real look at art being created, showing us how nudes can be conjured out of a few rounded lines, how a stroke of brown paint defines a woman's curves.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Adam Nayman
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2013
Gilles Bourdos's film is more conventional than its mould-breaking subjects deserve.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
April 11, 2013
As sensually beautiful as the work of its subject matter, French filmmaker Gilles Bourdos's dreamy biography Renoir is more a series of tableaux than a narrative film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
T'Cha Dunlevy
Montreal Gazette
April 11, 2013
Bourdos's film offers an eye-pleasing approximation of the world that inspired Renoir to continue his prodigious output to the very end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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