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Renoir Reviews

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Steve Macfarlane
Slant Magazine
March 29, 2013
A long string of picnics, portrait sessions, elaborate dinners, and countryside rituals, filtered through a svelte aesthetic pleasantness that ultimately corrodes its larger interests.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
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
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
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
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
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
March 29, 2013
Theret - who is supposed to be playing the muse to two great artists - never seems much more than young and pretty, and Rottiers only young and uncertain. When the film switches to them, it goes still.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
March 26, 2013
At least Mark Ping Bing Lee's luscious cinematography distracts from the shallow storytelling. There are worse things than luxuriating in a two-hour Côte d'Azur travel ad.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club
March 28, 2013
In short, it's the story of how two great artists were influenced by the naked lady lounging around their house.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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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.
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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
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.
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
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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
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
Peter Bradshaw
June 27, 2013
This gives a new meaning to Truffaut's phrase le cinéma du papa.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

July 1, 2013
Gilles Bourdos' biopic is plenty pretty but the drama is a still life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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