Renoir (2013)

Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Gilles Bourdos' lushly atmospheric drama RENOIR tells the story of celebrated Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, in declining health at age 74, and his middle son Jean, who… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 29, 2013
DVD Release Date: November 5, 2013
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Appropriately enough, Renoir offers viewers a drama of sumptuous beauty -- which is more than enough to offset its frustratingly slow pace and rather thinly written screenplay.

Tom Long
Detroit News

With its warm colors and sweet streams of light, its love of both the countryside and the human form, it makes you dream of painting. Or making movies. Or just luxuriating in the brilliance.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

For those who just want to float away on waves of beauty, "Renoir" is a boating party.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

Gilles Bourdos succeeds in capturing both the sun-dappled landscapes of southern France and a feature of equal importance to Renoir, 'the velvety texture of a young girl's skin'.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Thanks to ace Taiwanese cameraman Mark Ping Bing Lee, it conveys the inspirational qualities of sun-dappled light and rosy flesh.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Stately to a fault, the film is not enough drama, too much still life.

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Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage

RenoirI captures this trio at an important moment in their lives with a keen eye for detail that may provide too much information.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

"Renoir" doesn't get much beneath the surface - but, good God, what a surface.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

One would expect a film about French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir to look beautiful, to be shot in warm, sumptuous colors. And one would not be disappointed in Gilles Bourdos' "Renoir."

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Richard Knight
Windy City Times

a bittersweet delight

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
Portrait of the final days of impressionist painter Pierre-August Renoir, and of the growing affair between his son (future film director Jean) and a headstrong… More
John Ballantine
A hidden gem with some captivating performances. I am hopefully to see more of many of the cast of this film.
The Movie Waffler
Andree Heuschling (Theret) is an important, but largely forgotten, figure in French cultural history, having been the last model to pose for the impressionist… More
Walter M.
In 1915, Andree Heuschling(Christa Theret) takes a job as a model for famed painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir(Michel Bouquet). Instead of giving the old man a… More