Tim's Vermeer Reviews

August 7, 2019
While the filmmakers were clearly going for a more lighthearted tone at times, it often seems at odds with what's actually going on.
March 28, 2014
Jenison's compulsiveness and ingeniousness are interesting, and his research may prove to have some art-scholarship value, but another impresson is that spending 180 days to reproduce 'The Music Lesson' is a colossal waste of time.
March 27, 2014
Jenison projects humility, but he can barely hide his need to be perceived as the smartest kid in the room. In the end, the film leans harder towards vanity project than earth-shattering documentary
March 16, 2014
One can't help but lament that Jenison is missing the heart of the art -- he SEES but he doesn't FEEL.
March 14, 2014
Despite the exhausting quest taken up by the documentary's hero, the film doesn't register as inspirational.
March 13, 2014
The documentary, like the project itself, is an indulgent vanity project: friends making a film about a friend.
March 7, 2014
Speculative documentary might explain Vermeer's technique, if not his eye
February 13, 2014
Can a movie be both fascinating and extremely boring?
February 10, 2014
As mechanical as the procedure it depicts.
January 30, 2014
Shooting in unattractive, hard-edge digital, Teller condenses Mr. Jenison's years-long pursuit into 80 glib, alternately diverting, exasperating and tedious minutes.
December 6, 2013
The movie's painstaking attention to detail certainly puts you in mind of Vermeer's own, but even halfway through its short length it's easy to get restless.
December 4, 2013
Tim's finished Vermeer may resemble the real thing, but Tim's Vermeer never tackles the true mystery of why the latter is actually incomparable.
December 3, 2013
The charm of the whole enterprise wears off even before this movie's trim 80 minutes are up.