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November 27, 2009
This true story dragged out for so long that I ceased to care.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 27, 2009
The film ends up something of a muddle that strives too hard to wear a 'quality' tag upon its sleeve.
June 6, 2009
Boasts a raw and convincing performance by Yolande Moreau along with exquisite cinematography, but it often drags and suffers from lack of insight into the life and mind of Séraphine which keeps it from being an emotionally resonating experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.25/10
July 10, 2009
It's even-tempered, evenly-paced and decidedly middlebrow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 10, 2009
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Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
December 4, 2009
It's like reading the introductory essay in an exhibition catalogue, except that it takes two hours. Personally, I couldn't stop thinking of Susan Boyle on Britain's Got Talent.
September 10, 2010
Thoughtful as it is, the movie lacks the poetry or point of view to see its idea through with force.
November 27, 2009
Depends on your levels of Christmas spirit. Nativity either glorifies the charming amateurishness of the British school play or celebrates the slapdash incompetence of the British film industry.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 25, 2009
Here's one that feels like homework.
July 17, 2009
Rather painterly and a bit distant. It never digs into the messiest of either the artist's or her patron's lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 7, 2009
Yolande Moreau plays the industrious but touched washerwoman-turned-painter Séraphine de Senlis with an open-faced conviction that is almost unnerving in its intensity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 2, 2010
Engrossing, well-shot bio-pic ... which won seven Cesars, including Best Picture, from the French Academy in 2008, has a gorgeous antique look and a surfeit of empathy. A lovely, lingering film.
Full Review | Original Score: 90/100
June 18, 2009
Seraphine arrives from France as the year's most honored film, winner of seven Cesars from the French Academy, including best film and best actress.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 23, 2009
The characterization is deft, the acting is superb, and the production values are high. If there's a dryness to the way the story is told, that's because director Martin Provost has shifted his focus toward intellectual, not emotional, satisfaction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 3, 2009
Lyrical but bracing.
June 12, 2009
A list of the striking images that Provost composes would be long and enticing, even though words cannot do them or the movie justice.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 5, 2009
As the works of Seraphine the artist have stood the test of time and grown in value, I expect this account of her little-known life to do the same.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 10, 2009
Beyond a must for those interested in art and women's history are Moreau's brilliant performance, Brunet's luscious cinematography and Galasso's lovely score.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
August 8, 2009
Relies heavily on Moreau's gripping, continually surprising performance to effectively convey the oracular urgency and fractured, Dionysian mentality of Seraphine de Senlis and her work.
July 30, 2009
Moreau gives a dominating, award-worthy performance. The combination of the beautiful scenery, musical score and art work resonate into a sensory epiphany for the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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