Love is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon
Love is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998)

This British biographical drama probes the life of painter Francis Bacon (1909-1992). Cat burglar George drops in through a skylight to rob Bacon's studio -- and is ordered into bed by Bacon. Bacon's interests are in S&M, but… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 4, 2000
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Anton Bitel
Film4

a celluloid portrait every bit as grimly disturbing as anything that Bacon himself produced, and far too darkly imaginative to be tarred with the 'biopic' brush.

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Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net

a riveting and disquieting portrait of a riveting and disquieting painter

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Powerfully well-acted.

Peter Henne
Film Journal International

Looking through a color art book on Bacon actually would make an appropriate substitute to watching the film.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

But whatever I think of Bacon and his art work I was, nevertheless, still dazzled by the breathless performance of Derek Jacobi...

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
"...we all have nightmares. They can't be as horrific as life." Deep, dark and unsettling. An artful obliteration of the line between genius… More