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Renoir Reviews

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+
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
May 2, 2013
"Renoir" doesn't get much beneath the surface - but, good God, what a surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
April 25, 2013
Stately to a fault, the film is not enough drama, too much still life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
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.
April 12, 2013
Gilles Bourdos's film is more conventional than its mould-breaking subjects deserve.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
April 8, 2013
The director Gilles Bourdos's sunshiny Portrait of the Artist as an Old Man.
April 4, 2013
Sumptuous, savvy study of art making, love and light. Much of the passion, however, is in the pictures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 29, 2013
The sequences of Renoir and his chambermaids luxuriating in the sun-soaked countryside summon up not only Renoir's paintings but also such great Jean Renoir films as A Day in the Country."
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 29, 2013
Like the paintings of the master, "Renoir" is beautiful to look at, but it would be a mistake to call the film (or its subject) shallow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
March 29, 2013
The performances are assured, the ambiance impeccable and the themes resonant.
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
March 28, 2013
A lush, involving film that deals not with one Renoir but two, as well as the strong-minded woman who was a key player in both their lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 28, 2013
"Renoir" is so beautiful, and so intelligently conceived, that you keep waiting, in vain, for a bit of fire to break out in the narrative.
March 28, 2013
The movie, like its subject, refuses to stir up unnecessary melodrama.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
March 28, 2013
Breathtakingly lush, lingering on subtle textures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 28, 2013
[An] atmospheric, well-acted period piece.
March 28, 2013
A voluptuous, under-dramatized account of Pierre-Auguste Renoir's heroic final phase.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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+
March 26, 2013
Wisely, director Gilles Bourdos keeps the pace slow, what with all the tensions beneath the surface: Oedipal conflict, career choices, even class struggle.
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
March 11, 2013
What beguiles us is the chance to be with these people at that time, by means of a picture that is so sympathetically acted and so pleasant to look at.
May 31, 2012
Appreciative but undramatic look at the young woman who was vital to the Renoirs, father-painter Pierre-Auguste and son-filmmaker-to-be Jean.