Woman in Gold
Woman in Gold (2015)

WOMAN IN GOLD is the remarkable true story of one woman's journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 1, 2015
DVD Release Date: July 7, 2015
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Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Woman in Gold benefits from its talented leads, but strong work from Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds isn't enough to overpower a disappointingly dull treatment of a fascinating true story.

Wesley Morris

Sometimes you know a movie is going to work in about the first three scenes. This one really works.

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Simon Houpt
Globe and Mail

Director Simon Curtis milks the predictable drama, thrills and heartache of the Holocaust-era story, but it's a paint-by-numbers triumph, a copy of something we've seen many times before.

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Pablo A. Scholz

The film comes and goes with flashbacks to show the horror of the occupation... [Full review in Spanish]

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Despite a debatable focus and dubious moralizing -money plays a pivotal role in the final outcome - "The Woman in Gold" works, largely because of the odd-couple chemistry between Mirren and Reynolds.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

"Woman in Gold" may be a bit obvious, but it's still a story worth telling.

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Sarah Marrs
Lainey Gossip

[Helen] Mirren is flawless, in turns feisty and dignified, and she elevates mediocre, paint-by-numbers biopic material into something moderately engaging.

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Bob Mondello

Director Simon Curtis is lucky to have Helen Mirren on hand, since she can turn the film's art history speeches into something that sounds like conversation. But the screenplay doesn't do either of them any favors.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Next to Mirren, [Reynolds is] like a dope in a museum, trying to be respectful of the genius around him but unable to sit still.

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M. Faust
The Public (Buffalo)

Sad to say that may be the script's greatest problem: the real story involves a lot of legal wrangling that isn't terribly cinematic.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
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Despite Reynolds' strong performance, this film can't make up for the poor, unconvincing motivations of its characters; a structure that relies too… More
Christian C
Through most of the film, I thought Mirren had simply reprised her role as "The Queen" with a German accent and dowdy frocks. ("Madness of King… More
Alice Shen
I just cannot with dramatic Ryan Reynolds. I once described Kal Penn as being a good actor in comedic movies and even dramatic parts of comedic movies, but not… More
Dann Michalski
Woman in Gold is a fascinating historical drama about a woman's struggle to seek justice and reclaim her heritage. The story follows a young attorney… More
Kevin M. Williams
A by-the-numbers story about the effort to regain some priceless works of art from the Austrian government that had been stolen by that century's very bad… More
Gimly M.
One foot somewhat in my wheelhouse and the other firmly and all together out of it, Woman in Gold is a prepossessing biopic that far outclasses similarly-veined… More