Klimt Synopsis
A profile of Gustav Klimt who symbolizes the art nouveau style.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Richard James Havis
The result is a pleasingly discursive film that depicts Klimt and the ideals and locales of fin de siecle Vienna.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Raoul Ruiz's absurdly overwrought phantasmagoria tries to recast the notorious Viennese artist's life as a kind of Divine Comedy: Inferno.
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50

L.A. Weekly

By Ella Taylor
Ruiz is so intent on harnessing the painter to his own -- here, rather arid -- relativism that he never manages to convey the unfettered...
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50

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Klimt comes alive only fitfully at best, and it seems that for those occasional moments when it comes into focus there is an equal number...
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50

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
The shortened version is lovely to look at, but the stilted dialogue and crude overdubbing in scenes where English is not spoken often make...
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40

Variety

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Billed as a phantasmagoria rather than a biopic, Klimt falls into the philosophical conundrum it attempts to resurrect -- whether portrait...
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

A good bio of any historical character has to have a compelling story, whether evil or good. Klimt appears to have had that story. I sure...
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