Rodin Reviews

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June 16, 2020
On every front, the film is a rich, detailed, epic work that drops us into a time and place and allows us to walk among artistic giants in all of their glory and depravity.
December 16, 2018
The life of Auguste Rodin. A genius. A male fatale with his female fatale. A piece of audiovisual art. [Full review in Spanish]
November 3, 2018
Doillon's film opens with Auguste Rodin working on his sculptural interpretation of Dante's The Gates of Hell. It is all too tempting to see this as a metaphor for the film as a whole.
October 20, 2018
While it warms up a bit in the second half, Doillon only manages a rather obscure, even myopic depiction of Rodin's considerable cultural iconography.
October 20, 2018
Rodin is better off being remembered for the works he created than this work about him.
August 29, 2018
There's an impressive preciousness to the photography. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 27, 2018
The script, written by Doillon himself, manages to incorporate with some harmony the artistic thought of the sculptor in the course of this epic tale. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 26, 2018
Somewhat dissuasive because of its uneven dramatic intensity. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 22, 2018
On the one hand, we witness the grandiloquence of Rodin's declamations about the meaning of his art... but on the other, the film, in its narrative and temporal character, lacks a rhythmic and dramatic structure. [Full review in Spanish]
August 21, 2018
[Director Jacques] Doillon faced the eternal dilemma that arises before a biopic of an artist of this height: to focus on the man behind the genius, or on the genius itself. [Full review in Spanish]
August 21, 2018
Doillon delivers a non-traditional biopic which emulates Rodin's approach to his sculptures.
August 9, 2018
Rodin flows organically and so vehement in complex sentimental relationships. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 7, 2018
They rather miss the point that Doillon presents Rodin and Claudel's relationship as a piece of beautiful marble that is slowly hewn away... Worse than the movie's so-called plodding-ness is its talkiness
June 2, 2018
Rodin's work and legacy seem to contain more intrigue than his personal life, despite the effort of Doillon's reverential screenplay to prove otherwise.
June 1, 2018
Doillon's filmmaking perfectly matches the passion of Rodin, like a musician biopic that feels like one of their songs.
June 1, 2018
A cooped-up slog.
May 31, 2018
Dramatically and emotionally deficient, this art-house entry may fail to land the minimum bid and lure buyers.
Top Critic
May 31, 2018
Not since Jacques Rivette's magnificent La Belle Noiseuse (1991) has a film zeroed in on creative process with the same obsessive care it devotes to the artist's volatile love life.
May 31, 2018
It's a movie that already seems like a dust-gathered statue, rather than something vividly, imaginatively crafted to reflect the burning intensity of so passionate and forward-minded an artist.
May 31, 2018
Auguste Rodin made sculptures of extraordinary expressiveness. "Rodin" offers two hours of actors struggling to appear lifelike.
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