Vincent & Theo
Vincent & Theo (1990)

Robert Altman's masterful, sensitive portrait of Vincent Van Gogh (Tim Roth) and his brother Theo (Paul Rhys), based on letters written by the painter to his art-dealer brother is a beautiful story of love and compassion between two… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 2, 1990
DVD Release Date: August 23, 2005
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

This was Altman's most watchable theatrical feature in about a decade, and the actors always keep you guessing.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Nowhere does Altman sermonise about the artist's greatness; his achievement is allowed to speak for itself. If only more film-makers had such confidence and integrity.

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Noel Murray
The Dissolve

The Altmans bring Van Gogh's subjects back to life.

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Variety Staff

This masterwork operates in the intimate, thoughtful vein of the great BBC bios of artistic figures.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

The enjoyment in Vincent and Theo comes more from the director's attention to art history than from his ability to interpret it anew.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid


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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

[A] film that generates the feeling that we are in the presence of a man in the act of creation.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

An Altman masterpiece.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Shows us the artist's greatness by allowing it to be self-apparent without lecturing us.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Despite an awful score and how the narrative seems sometimes as fragmented as the characters' psyches, this biopic impresses us with a beautiful… More
Robert Brogan
Vincent and Theo features the quirky, voyeuristic style of Altman and has Roth in an intense but human role. I am only vaguely familiar with the story of Van… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Vincent and Theo" starts out with a modern day auction of paintings by Vincent van Gogh going for a fortune, then fades to… More
Daniel Dolgin
Altmans Vincent & Theo really portrayed the life of poverty and the life of upper class. Down to the teeth of the characters it really transitioned between… More
John Ballantine
While I sentimentally love the Doctor Who version of Vincent Van Gogh, this is the definitive dramatic take of an artist on the brink of madness with few… More
Anthony Valletta
Excellent portrayal of the troubled artist and his brother.

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