At Eternity's Gate Reviews

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December 12, 2018
For all of Schnabel's determined technique, nothing in his movie ever quite achieves the emotional clarity of a single Van Gogh painting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 11, 2018
It's rare to see this much sadness distilled with such unbridled joy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 8, 2018
At Eternity's Gate leaves a lasting post-impression.
December 8, 2018
Memorable images, conversations and a Willem Dafoe performace as artful as the master he portrays highlight one more special film on the life and times of Vincent Van Gogh.
| Original Score: 4/5
December 7, 2018
This is very much an artist lovingly commemorating an artist he holds dear [and in that regard] quite possibly more a film about Schnabel himself than Van Gogh.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
December 7, 2018
A great artist considered not so great at the time is the subject of Julian Schnabel's "At Eternity's Gate," less a biopic than a psycho-artistic essay on insanity and genius.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 7, 2018
There's a bit of the Van Gogh greatest hits here ... but director Julian Schnabel is far more concerned with trying to create a cinematic version of Van Gogh's mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
December 7, 2018
While At Eternity's Gate adheres to the traditional view of van Gogh as an ahead-of-his-time visionary, the film also lends that narrative a fresh, expressive anguish.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 7, 2018
A distinctly different biopicture that will evoke your empathy for Vincent Van Gogh.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 7, 2018
Dafoe is very pure here. The rawboned face hides nothing, showing lucidity even in the torment of his madness.
December 6, 2018
Schnabel's unconventional sensorial approach is utterly sublime and he crafts a romantic cinematic experience worthy of van Gogh's artistry.
December 6, 2018
Dafoe's ability to switch on a dime between expressions of joy and pain, spiritual transcendence and physical suffering, are put to great use here, creating a character both venerable and pitiable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 6, 2018
At Eternity's Gate evokes feelings from the audience in a way that only this beautiful medium can. Schnabel blends cinematography, editing, colour grading, music, and performances together to create a masterwork in empathy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
December 6, 2018
Schnabel tries to give new life to familiar material through a self-conscious naturalism full of hand-held camera shots, long takes and lens flares. Unfortunately, this breath of fresh air eventually turns stale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 5, 2018
Seeing the world through van Gogh's eyes makes "At Eternity's Gate" compelling viewing. At times, colors jump out at you, while other sequences are muted and bleak.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 5, 2018
Director Julian Schnabel confronts van Gogh's mental instability with inventive style and philosophical reflection. He has given audiences one of the most creative and visually-striking cinematic compositions about an artist in recent memory.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 5, 2018
Lovely and insightful, At Eternity's Gate celebrates the art of Vincent van Gogh without trying to obscure the madness and genius of the man behind it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 4, 2018
The film serves as an admirable deconstruction of the romanticized legend of Van Gogh as a tortured artist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 4, 2018
Willem Dafoe gives life to the Dutch genius and... his portrayal of Van Gogh is simply impeccable. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 2, 2018
Julian Schnabel's meditative musing - with a miraculous performance by Willem Dafoe.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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