Tim's Vermeer
Tim's Vermeer (2014)

Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, (Video Toaster, LightWave, TriCaster) attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer ("Girl with a Pearl Earring") manage to… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 9, 2014
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Entertaining and profound in equal measure, Tim's Vermeer uses its seemingly esoteric subject to pose fascinating questions about art and obsession.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

"Tim's Vermeer" is about many things - art history, technology, painting technique, beauty - but ultimately it's a beguiling study of fascination.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Tim's Vermeer is film as forensics, bringing math and science to bear to solve an art-world mystery.

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Zach Hollwedel
Under the Radar

Tim's Vermeer refers not just to the replica Vermeer he seeks to paint, but to his understanding of who Vermeer was and how he accomplished his work.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

We should never forget that Penn and Teller are professional bamboozlers, and their attempt to re-frame the definition of genius might be nothing but smoke and mirrors.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

"Tim's Vermeer" is a movie for people who like to think, who like to ponder the big questions surrounding art and the act of creation.

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Eddie Cockrell
The Australian

Perhaps the ultimate take-away from Tim's Vermeer is the unquenchable curiosity of certain people, albeit those with the money to finance that inquisitiveness, to get to the bottom of history's mysteries. In that respect, Jenison is an artist.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Unexpectedly dazzling.

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James Adams
Globe and Mail

Mostly it is fascinating and compelling.

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Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

The lengths to which Jenison goes to ensure he is working with the same tools, limitations and liberties that were available to Vermeer are nothing short of gobsmacking.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Hobin
Tim's Vermeer is the study of how a non-artist could construct a masterpiece. For most of the film we watch as Tim attempts to copy The Music Lesson. His… More
Panta Oz
I was particularly interested in this documentary as an Historian of Art. It tells us the story of the inventor Tim Jenison's efforts to duplicate the… More
c0up  
'Tim's Vermeer'. One man's curiosity and capacity for obsession detailed in a painstakingly entertaining way. Who says art and technology… More
John Ballantine
Penn and Teller's documentary on their friend and his discoveries about the likely painting style of Vermeer is really really good. P & T deserve… More
Walter M.
As an inventor and special effects innovator, Tim Jenison probably deserves having a documentary made about him just on those criteria alone. But it is his… More
Jared H
A fascinating, funny, creatively inspiring documentary about one man's obsession with finding the truth behind a painting master. It not only stands as a… More