50

L.A. Weekly

By Ernest Hardy
The Painting is a sleekly crafted quilt of moldy racial insight and feel-good kumbaya-isms set against the backdrop of the civil rights era. The acting is competent, TV-movie-of-the-week quality (network, not cable), while every single character is a type you've seen a million times before.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
Too squeaky-clean to convey the turbulence of the period.
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30

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Moving from tragedy to tragedy, the film teeters along unsteadily, showing events we've seen countless times before and then imploding under the weight of its ridiculous ending.
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20

Film Threat

This is the sort of film that would drive Miss Daisy to upchuck at the shenanigans of its saintly, cardboard characters and its bizarre, rose-colored depiction of U.S. race relations.
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32 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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