Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies
Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies (2010)

Produced by Martin Scorsese and Robert Greenhut and directed by Arne Glimcher, PICASSO AND BRAQUE GO TO THE MOVIES is a cinematic tour through the effects of the technological revolution, specifically the invention of aviation, the creation… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 26, 2011
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

The film asserts much (with timelines and datelines and lots of footage) but fails to completely persuade. As a dissertation, it would have a terrible time defending itself.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

The giveaway comes when one nabob of portraiture -- who is trying to tie Picasso and Braque to an early film about an accordion -- says the influence of the picture was absorbed by the painters "whether or not they saw this film." If you say so.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

For those with a scholarly outlook towards film or art it's worth checking out, while others will probably not get much out of it.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

A marvelous documentary by art gallery legend and sometime filmmaker Arne Glimcher.

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

Picasso and Braque's primary merit is its archive-raiding evocation of the period discussed through vintage nitrate images...

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

There was once a time when the nascent medium of cinema struggled for legitimacy.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Much of the documentary is a jumble of people extemporizing about this and that, but there is no connective overview.

David Fear
Time Out New York

It's a 60-minute documentary that feels like days of watching paint dry.

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Gerald Peary
Boston Phoenix

There's no proof anywhere of this film's key premise -- that cinema was the catalyst for these artists' pre-World War I forays into Cubism.

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