Loving Vincent – Movie Review

Trailer: https://youtu.be/k8xcLdOjX6w

Rating: A-

Positives

  • For those who don’t know this film is animated through real paintings. So every single frame is a individual painting. Overall it took 115 artists from all over the world to paint 65,000 paintings for this film, which took over 5 years. If you couldn’t tell by the title it’s about the mysterious death of famous artist Vincent Van Gogh and the films paintings are stylized from his work. After that whole explanation you can kind of guess this film is absolutely gorgeous. The film had my eyes glued to the screen the entire time just to make sure I didn’t miss any of the animation.
  • The film also features a very interesting story that will leave you thinking all the way home. Much props to the screenplay by Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman & Jacek Dehnel for that.
  • With a gorgeous film like this you need a beautiful score to go along with it and Clint Mansell’s score delivers that to the fullest.
  • Nice performances by Douglas Booth, Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson & Chris O’Dowd. Though all their performances were translated to paintings, it never held the power back.
  • Though this film might not be the best thing I’ve seen all year, it’s definitely one of my personal favorites.

Negatives

  • The film starts to drag in the third act, which slows down what they’ve been building.

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