Ruben Brandt, Collector Reviews

March 21, 2019
Ruben Brandt, Collector is an intricately plotted, hyper-stylized piece of eye candy with art - the love of, the need for, the inability to escape from - at its wildly beating heart.
March 7, 2019
A satisfying heist movie, animated or live-action, requires more selectivity and less clutter than this one. The movie dashes by door after door, but it lacks the key.
March 6, 2019
It merits being counted as one of the decade's best and most wildly original animated triumphs.
March 6, 2019
If you love art, "Ruben Brandt, Collector" is a non-stop visual fest, from the first frame till the last.
March 1, 2019
Writer-director Milorad Krstic pads out what probably should have been a fascinating animated short - about an art therapist who is himself tormented by nightmares featuring characters from famous paintings - with drawn-out bits of ludicrous action.
March 1, 2019
This is Krstic's first feature and it's obvious that he has visual flair to spare. If he can only find a story worthy of it, he'd have a real work of film art.
February 28, 2019
Ruben's story may be as oddly illogical as any of his nightmares, but the animation here is a dreamy delight.
February 27, 2019
Something this larky should be swifter and more compact; instead, "Ruben Brandt, Collector" feels like a sneakily pretentious pastiche, and not much else.
February 22, 2019
If you have an eye for this sort of thing, and a passing knowledge of famous art, the film, if nothing else, will provide a fun opportunity to pick out a pageant of imagery from some of the great treasures of art history.
February 15, 2019
It's a triumph of style over substance. But what style!
February 15, 2019
The film is lighthearted but not frivolous, and the animation -- a mix of computer-generated and hand-drawn -- is so innovative and fun it's always a pleasure to look at the screen.
February 14, 2019
The visual influences are found in museums, with characters and backgrounds lifted from Manet and Picasso, but the storytelling style is straight out of Mario Bava, with a cinematic philosophy more akin to Brian De Palma's Hitchcockian pastiches.
February 14, 2019
Milorad Krstic's ingenious animated film about a psychologist fighting characters from 13 famous paintings is a transporting cinematic marvel.
February 13, 2019
What's so grand about Ruben Brandt isn't its story or the characters, which are both abstractions. It's the animation-the detailed artwork, so dense that it warrants repeat viewings.
February 13, 2019
The story never fully lives up to the ideas, and the ideas themselves are fuzzy and scattered.
February 13, 2019
The film doesn't apply the necessary touch and precision to balance its sleek, chromed parts into a revving whole.
November 15, 2018
An acrobatic, larkish globetrotting adventure about paintings and psychotherapy that defies easy categorization save inclusion on any adult animation fan's must-see list.
August 22, 2018
An animated joyride.
August 17, 2018
This is a film which fizzes with originality, one which works both as a pacey thriller and a playfully surreal intellectual exercise.
August 10, 2018
While Krstić is especially good at providing noir atmosphere (jazzy, smoke-filled dives, ominous shadows, and references to Mike Hammer films), he positively excels at high-octane action.