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Renoir Reviews

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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
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
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
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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+
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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
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
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 13, 2013
You'll never look at a Renoir work the same way again, whether it's on a canvas or, in the case of Jean, celluloid. And for that, we can thank Andree Heushling, a beauty who inspired beauty in a most beautiful way.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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
Oregonian
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
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