• Released
  • May 13, 2005
  • R , 2 hr 6 min
  • Documentary
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Garcia has his moments as a wild man but the script never really allows him to plumb the artist's emotional depths.
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By Lisa Nesselson
Can't overcome a didactic script.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Scott Brown
The lushness of a Modigliani is largely absent from Modigliani.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
The real-life Modigliani did indeed live a short, tragic life, but this factually inaccurate, plodding film makes it feel twice as long.
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
It's hard to take this oddball movie seriously.
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L.A. Weekly

By Kim Morgan
A tiresome, hammy and ultimately annoying portrait of the artist as a young drunk.
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New York Post

An Iranian comedian named Omad Djalili plays Picasso, that sexually combustible Spanish bull, with all the earth-shaking allure of, say, Andy Richter.
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Village Voice

Sadly, instead of situating the l'amour fou in the artistic ferment of the period (1917-1920), Davis twists the period to fit the story.
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Los Angeles Times

By Carina Chocano
Deeply silly and tendentious.
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The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
The best and maybe the only use to be made of the catastrophic screen biography Modigliani is to serve as a textbook outline of how not to film the life of a legendary artist.
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25 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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