At Eternity's Gate Reviews

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December 15, 2018
most compelling when we watch van Gogh at work painting old boots or tree roots, which allows us to really appreciate the depth of his style and how he assembled seemingly crude brush strokes into works of profound beauty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 13, 2018
...stronger as the character becomes more intense and arguably unhinged.
Full Review | Original Score: 16/20
December 13, 2018
With "At Eternity's Gate," go for van Gogh and stay for Dafoe's measured excellence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 13, 2018
At Eternity's Gate finds its strength in interpreting the life of the great artist, and in finding the cinematic route to understanding the how and why of Van Gogh's visions, both in their beauty and their sadness.
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
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 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
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