The Painting Reviews

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.
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.
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.
May 15, 2013
Lovely but lifeless 'toon is none too subtle in delivering its multicultural moral.
May 9, 2013
Short on narrative sophistication but visually a true objet d'art.
December 30, 2011
Helmer Jean-Francois Laguionie's consistently enjoyable, inventive and beautifully crafted tale is a color riot suitable for all ages.