Inside the Mind of Leonardo
Inside the Mind of Leonardo (2014)

The film is based on Leonardo da Vinci's private journals dating back to the Italian Renaissance which contain more than 6,000 pages of handwritten notes and drawings. From the artist's birth as a bastard peasant to his thwarted… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 19, 2014
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Not quite documentary, yet by no means drama, "Inside the Mind of Leonardo" is what might be called poetic biography: maddeningly fragmentary and idiosyncratic, but 100 percent true.

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Ben Kenigsberg
New York Times

The movie starts by noting Leonardo's intent to leave a memory of himself in the minds of others. That's a benchmark "Inside the Mind of Leonardo" won't meet.

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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar

The movie is less about telling us what Da Vinci achieved and how, but attempting to figure out why he did what he did.

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Jay Weissberg

Animating his drawings makes him more child's cartoonist than incomparable draughtsman, and Peter Capaldi's modern-dress impersonation has a gratuitously histrionic intensity.

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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice

[A] goof/stunt of a movie ...

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Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews

captivating and compelling

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Martin Tsai
Los Angeles Times

Though billed as a 3-D experience, "Leonardo" is flat in more ways than one.

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Joe Bendel
Epoch Times

Works quite well when it really does go inside-either into da Vinci's chambers or into the pages of his notebooks.

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Simi Horwitz
Film Journal International

"[Peter] Capaldi is a BAFTA Award-winning actor ... and if he were sending up a 'conceptual performance,' it would be brilliant. But this is not a mockumentary."

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