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The Painting Reviews

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Pete Vonder Haar
Village Voice
June 7, 2013
With striking visuals reminiscent of Matisse and Chagall and a refreshingly (for domestic animation audiences) grown-up storyline, The Painting is almost reminiscent of, well, a work of art.
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
May 24, 2013
Creative, colorful, and unexpectedly wise, "The Painting" is the latest offshore animation to show to kids burned out on computer-generated Hollywood toons.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Amy Nicholson
Los Angeles Times
May 23, 2013
While the artist-as-deity concept was flattering enough to get "The Painting" nominated for a 2012 Cesar Award, its big ideas about equality and friendship are flatly 2-D.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
May 15, 2013
Lovely but lifeless 'toon is none too subtle in delivering its multicultural moral.
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Anita Gates
New York Times
May 9, 2013
Short on narrative sophistication but visually a true objet d'art.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Boyd van Hoeij
December 30, 2011
Helmer Jean-Francois Laguionie's consistently enjoyable, inventive and beautifully crafted tale is a color riot suitable for all ages.