Rodin Reviews

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.
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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.
May 30, 2018
The real Rodin imbued his clay with reverent, lusty life, while Doillon merely offers a buffet of nude day players.
May 26, 2017
As much as the familiar territory makes Rodin hard to embrace, so does the way Doillon tells the story.
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May 25, 2017
You'd think a movie with this much screwing would at least feel less like a statue itself, immobile and damnably honorary.
May 24, 2017
A pedestrian and pedantic trawl through Rodin's middle period.
May 23, 2017
Hit the Rodin, Jacques.
May 23, 2017
Even culture vultures will have their senses dulled by this ploddingly didactic two-hour lesson in the life and loves of master sculptor Rodin.
May 23, 2017
Jacques Doillon has directed a quite excruciatingly bad film about the sculptor Auguste Rodin and he needs to sit down and think about what he has done.