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The movie, like its subject, refuses to stir up unnecessary melodrama. There are many small conflicts and psychological undercurrents, but the closest thing to a narrative theme is the effect Andrée has on the Renoir household. Read full review
Like the paintings of the master, Renoir is beautiful to look at, but it would be a mistake to call the film (or its subject) shallow. Read full review
One would expect a film about French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir to look beautiful, to be shot in warm, sumptuous colors. And one would not be disappointed in Gilles Bourdos’ Renoir. Read full review
Renoir is a lush, involving film. Read full review
Renoir may be too decorous, but it’s about decoration — the intense beauty of surfaces. Read full review
Photography — and thus filmmaking — is painting with light. The connection is illuminated in the lovely Renoir, a twilight-years biography of the great French Impressionist. Read full review
Renoir is so beautiful, and so intelligently conceived, that you keep waiting, in vain, for a bit of fire to break out in the narrative. Read full review
Renoir doesn't present a particularly dynamic tale, and its attempts at stage-like drama — notably the sometimes epigrammatic dialogue — can seem overdone. But the performances are assured, the ambiance impeccable and the themes resonant. Read full review
Gilles Bourdos’s film is more conventional than its mould-breaking subjects deserve. Read full review
Bourdos’ high-minded aspirations are obvious, but his visually satisfying film is dramatically elusive. Read full review
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