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Less-than-poetic license is taken in this fact-based tale of the pioneering 17th-Century painter Artemisia Gentileschi. Colorful, marginally erotic, but something of a bore when all the paint is dry.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's been richly photographed and designed, but soon degenerates into a typical flesh-and-sin charade."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"A heroine who finds sanctuary in her imagination, the one truth that can be trusted."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"The film does a pretty good job of both recreating the world of 17th century art and of avoiding too much historical anachronism."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"For what it is, essentially a steamy and well-made period-piece, 'Artemisia' plays fairly effectively."
‑ James Sanford,
"an always perceptive look into the life of an artist only previously known to the most academic of us. Merlet brings the sixteen-hundreds alive with all its wantonness."
‑ Brandon Judell, Critics Inc./America Online
"I just wish the film had more of an edge."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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