Rodin Reviews

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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 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]
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
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.
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.
May 30, 2018
The real Rodin imbued his clay with reverent, lusty life, while Doillon merely offers a buffet of nude day players.
December 13, 2017
The problem with Rodin, the movie, is precisely that, which almost forgets Rodin... [Full review in Spanish]
December 9, 2017
Rodin could be elegant, worthy, neat and nice... but it's also a wasted opportunity [Full review in Spanish]
May 30, 2017
A didactic film, which paradoxically lacks strength and passion. [Full review in Spanish]
May 30, 2017
A cinema of such impeccable and precise quality in its reconstruction as little relevant in its merits. [Full review in Spanish]
May 27, 2017
All but sucks away the drama in favor of scenes of the artist creating his work.
May 26, 2017
As much as the familiar territory makes Rodin hard to embrace, so does the way Doillon tells the story.
May 26, 2017
Seems to lose interest and skip forward every time it is in danger of building momentum.
May 25, 2017
Rodin reduce itself to a monotonous succession of scenes. [Full review in Spanish]
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