The Artist and the Model Synopsis
Marc Cros, a famous sculptor, sees Mercè in the village and brings her home to sketch her.
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Empire

By David Parkinson
Shot in magisterial black-and-white, veteran director Trueba's drama is a welcome return from the Belle Epoque man.
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
The lovely and poignant drama The Artist and the Model stirringly presents art, life and death as one irrevocably tangled trio.
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75

RogerEbert.com

By Steven Boone
The Artist and the Model is a simple, straightforward film about the wonder and awe that the natural world inspires in us.
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67

The A.V. Club

By Mike D'Angelo
A wholly fictional tale, and while it has a few lovely, tender moments, there’s a definite feeling of “been there, drawn that.”
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60

Time Out New York

By Eric Hynes
While veteran director Fernando Trueba (Belle Epoque) and writer Jean-Claude Carrière don’t bring much novelty to the...
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Much like “La Belle Noiseuse,” the 1991 Jacques Rivette film it resembles, this contemplative drama washes over you.
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60

New Orleans Times-Picayune

By Mike Scott
Thanks to Rochefort and Folch, as well as Trueba's delicate direction, it still manages to be an embraceable journey, one with its own...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Although this leisurely tale of an aged French sculptor offers a few other small pleasures, in the end it lacks heft.
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30

The New York Times

By Miriam Bale
It is a film with nothing but delight — no major revelations, no gravity and no meaning. This superficiality is a problem only because of...
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30

Village Voice

By Zachary Wigon
Treating one's audience like ignorant children in need of lecturing is hardly a way to win fans, or display one's own artistry.
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Famous Sculptor Tries to Find His Muse during WW II

By pedsarq
An established French sculptor tries to find his muse towards the end of his career in a simple country girl during the Nazi occupation of France around the end of WW II. This is a movie about...

Art within Art

By jmmoon
Filmed in black and white, the natural light and shadows enhanced art as the subject. The acting was superb and the characters were well developed, especially those of the artist and the model. I...

Steals your imagination!

By besrtabardhi
Absolutely loved it! It was a great experience! I will def. go back and watch it again!...

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Rated R | For Graphic Nudity