Big Eyes
Big Eyes (2014)

Directed and produced by Tim Burton, BIG EYES is based on the true story of Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), who was one of the most successful painters of the 1950s and early 1960s. The artist earned staggering notoriety by revolutionizing… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 14, 2015
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Well-acted, thought-provoking, and a refreshing change of pace for Tim Burton, Big Eyes works both as a biopic and as a timelessly relevant piece of social commentary.

David Denby
New Yorker

A feminist psycho-melodrama made without insight or dramatic excitement.

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Wesley Morris

Burton might need to get further from blockbuster bloat in order to regain his formal mastery of kitsch. Right now his sense of comic portraiture is too easily mistakable for splatter painting.

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David Stratton
The Australian

Burton is telling a fascinating story here, and his confident sense of time and place, allied to Adams's adept performance as the increasingly assertive artist, provide many pleasures.

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz are charismatic in the lead roles; occasionally they distract from the movie's overall smugness.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

Adams is lovely and tremulous, but Big Eyes would be even better if Waltz was in the same key.

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Simon Weaving

Athough this is not an entirely successful change of pace for director Tim Burton, there's enough in the story to make his version of events very watchable.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

For all its tonal shifts and erratic pacing, the film is Burton's heartfelt tribute to the yearning that drives even the most marginalized artist to self expression no matter what the hell anyone thinks.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Waltz ham-and-eggs Adams off the screen. In the process, the movie strands her character without an inner life, a psychology, or anything that would indicate what makes her tick.

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Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground

Burton has crafted one of his most understated films; a fascinating study into 1950s sexual politics and art-world deceit.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
Walter Keane, charismatic husband of renowned painter Margaret Keane, steals credit for his wife's work. Solid performances by Christoph Waltz and Amy… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Margaret: I painted every single one of em'; every 'big eye'; me. And no one will ever know but you... The chance to see a director switch… More
Nate Zoebl
Like most people, Tim Burton is a filmmaker who likes working with a select set of familiar faces. Since 2001, Burton's wife Helena Bonham carter has… More
Walter M.
In 1958, Margaret(Amy Adams) takes her daughter and leaves her husband and the sterile suburbs far behind. That is in exchange for the bohemian North Beach… More
Mark Hobin
"The '50s were a great time, if you were a man". That opening line of Big Eyes sets the stage for Margaret Keane's dystopia. Felt forced to… More
Bradley Wright
Big Eyes was Tim Burton's best film in years, a fun and touching film about pride, lies, and domination. Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz are incredible in… More