Caravaggio (1986)

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 29, 1986
DVD Release Date: June 24, 2008
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Paul Attanasio
Washington Post

I may be a dull fellow, but from the very beginning of Caravaggio, I hadn't the slightest idea as to what Jarman was up to.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Calling Derek Jarman's Caravaggio the director's most-accessible film is deceptive, even while being true.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Famed for its fabulously evocative recreation of the light/shade luminosity of Caravaggio's oil paintings, Caravaggio is nevertheless something of a victim of its times....But despite that, it is a wonderfully bold work, simply irresistible to look at

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TV Guide

Marrying a painterly aesthetic with a defiantly homosexual sensibility, this ironic biopic is probably the most accessible film of avant-garde British director Derek Jarman.

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Remarkably true to Caravaggio's visual aesthetic while expanding Jarman's own repertoire of tones and ideas.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It is very sensually done, emphasizing the artist's gargantuan appetites for bisexual and, especially, homosexual affairs with his models.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Cassandra Maples
Quite simply unlike any other biographical film you will ever see, Derek Jarman's acclaimed production of Caravaggio (1986) is a lovingly constructed,… More
Linda K. T.
Not a film that i would recommend, although, if you appreciate paintings or Caravaggio, maybe it is something to look for.