Rembrandt's J'accuse
Rembrandt's J'accuse (2008)

Filmmaker Peter Greenaway explored the life and work of the celebrated Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn in his 2007 drama Nightwatching, and he returns to this theme in the documentary Rembrandt's J'Accuse, in which he presents an… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 15, 2009
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

A generally absorbing if sometimes fog-inducing investigation into the mysteries of the Rembrandt painting The Night Watch.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Like all Greenaway films, it's not for all tastes.

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Ethan Alter
Film Journal International

Peter Greenaway's probing doc proves that a single picture really is worth a thousand words%u2026or an 86-minute film.

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David Fear
Time Out New York

[Greenaway] once studied to become a painter himself; apparently, he's harbored dreams of being an amateur sleuth as well.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

More than merely a resource for art historians and students, "Rembrandt's J'Accuse" is a gift from an underestimated genius of cinema. You might just might want to see it a second time.

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Bill Weber
Slant Magazine

This immersive tour of the mortal manipulations fueling Europe's 17th-century cultural capital supplies wit and intellect while it starves the emotions.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

Peering beneath the painted surface and searching in the shadows, tracking that which was cut from the canvas and mapping the network of glances that remain, the filmmaker uncovers a foul, lurid, corrupt, and perversely compelling conspiracy.

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John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine

What starts out as an audaciously polemical, radically inventive film project ultimately feels more like the most elaborate and earnest art history lecture ever delivered.

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Eric Broome
This Peter Greenaway film is heady, dense and intellectually demanding. Big surprise, eh? Mixing documentary style with recreations drawn from his companion… More
Walter M.
Peter Greenaway would like to report a murder. As it turns out, it is the ultimate cold case, having happened over 350 years ago. But all the evidence he… More