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At Eternity's Gate (2018)



Critic Consensus: Led by mesmerizing work from Willem Dafoe in the central role, At Eternity's Gate intriguingly imagines Vincent Van Gogh's troubled final days.

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Academy Award (R) Nominee Julian Schnabel's At Eternity's Gate is a journey inside the world and mind of a person who, despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world's most beloved and stunning works of art. This is not a forensic biography, but rather scenes based on Vincent van Gogh's (Academy Award (R) Nominee Willem Dafoe) letters, common agreement about events in his life that present as facts, hearsay, and moments that are just plain invented.


Willem Dafoe
as Vincent Van Gogh
Mads Mikkelsen
as The Priest
Emmanuelle Seigner
as Madame Ginoux
Amira Casar
as Johanna Van Gogh
Oscar Isaac
as Paul Gauguin
Rupert Friend
as Theo Van Gogh
Mathieu Amalric
as Dr. Paul Gachet
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All Critics (39) | Top Critics (16)

Willem Dafoe's inspired and heartfelt performance as Vincent van Gogh raises "At Eternity's Gate" far above standard biopics.

November 16, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

"I am my paintings," says Vincent van Gogh, played by Willem Dafoe in a career-best performance, in Julian Schnabel's At Eternity's Gate... Watching this explosively lyrical film, you can believe it.

November 16, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Rarely has a film been more of a singular showcase for a performer.

November 16, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The lovely new biopic by Julian Schnabel offers a vision of Van Gogh's final days that is at once bold, blissful and deeply sad.

November 15, 2018 | Full Review…
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This man, much like the real one, is acutely aware of his fragilities. Yet by adamantly focusing above all else on van Gogh's work - and its transporting ecstasies - Schnabel has made not just an exquisite film but an argument for art.

November 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Dafoe's work, the look in his searching, despairing eyes, feels beyond conventional acting, using intuition as well as technique to go deeply into the character, putting us in Van Gogh's presence.

November 14, 2018 | Full Review…

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