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  1. Elena's rating of the film Caravaggio

    2 stars for the aesthetics. That's all.

  2. Sara Delshad's rating of the film Caravaggio

  3. Stian Gledje Bekkvik's rating of the film Caravaggio

  4. En Sangers Bøn's rating of the film Caravaggio

    Derek Jarman is one genuine and visionary spirit in experimental and metaphysical art cinema. I'm less familiar with his narrative fiction films like this one. Without being really captivating this is a beautiful hommage to the great Caravaggio

  5. Khach Aloyan's rating of the film Caravaggio

  6. sahandmohajer's rating of the film Caravaggio

    a must watch for filmmakers. an actualized vision with a very consistent style, beauty permeating from every frame.

  7. Tudor Buhatel's rating of the film Caravaggio

  8. thesearenotpearsAnna's rating of the film Caravaggio

    Intentionally non-figurative film, the drama of color stains, presented through figures.

  9. Maximilian Homaei's rating of the film Caravaggio

    It is certainly an innovative take on the 17th century painter, but at the end it doesn't strike an emotional chord.

  10. Chichago_'s rating of the film Caravaggio

    There are many beautiful scenes that reminds me of renaissance paintings; too bad it's the only thing that I like from this film.

  11. Richard Doyle's rating of the film Caravaggio

    Jarman's biography of the painter may be him most accessible film in the sense that it has a fairly straightforward narrative stream to it, even though it's style is quite avant-garde. Nigel Terry stars as the volatile painter, who's drinking, fighting and whoring ways puts him at odds with the Church while his magnificent detailed religious paintings were in demand.

  12. Mihai Cristea's rating of the film Caravaggio

  13. Cal Cleary's rating of the film Caravaggio

    Interesting in the way it brings avant-garde aesthetics to a standard biopic narrative, but Jarman's need to break formula ends up going a bit too far and ends up largely meaningless. There are interesting ideas, virtually all of them left underdeveloped, but the film offers little to hang onto beyond those ideas.

  14. Nick Potter's rating of the film Caravaggio

    Borderline surrealistic in it's storytelling. Not the easiest to understand, though I'm not sure that's the point. Terrific performances from Nigel Terry and Sean Bean, and a wonderful first showing for Tilda Swinton.

  15. Joe Pryweller's rating of the film Caravaggio

    A bit impossible to fully understand but impossible to take your eyes off the screen. Philosophical, nonsensical stream of consciousness from Caravaggio, lots of wordless sexual interplay, and a story that leaves much out (or to the imagination) make this a bit frustrating if a standard biopic is your chief concern. But those images, much like a Caravaggio painting, bathed in dark and light, browns and reds.

  16. mpho3's rating of the film Caravaggio

    "A kinky ode to chiaroscuro and the dark side of the Renaissance, a luxuriantly eccentric look at the Bad-Boy-as-Artist. (Caravaggio, pioneer of chiaroscuro, is in some ways the patron saint of cinematographers, from Gregg Toland to Vittorio Storaro)." - Michael Wilmington, LA Times

  17. tintinmugshot's rating of the film Caravaggio

    Visually, is astonishing, yet very simple. Filmed entirely indoors, leaves a presence that you could watch it in a live theatre. Very personal vision and fantasy by Derek Jarman, but always concise with the Caravaggio´s land of works. A must watch, for shure.

  18. Wee Hunk's rating of the film Caravaggio

    Tilda didn't do that special smile she sometimes does. Sean Bean did a great job.

  19. Noah Lethbridge's rating of the film Caravaggio

  20. EdieEmm's rating of the film Caravaggio

    The only possible explanation: Derek Jarman actually went to Magic Film School, where he majored in Cinematic Alchemy; this is the result of his thesis project - "The Transmutation of £450,000 Worth of Standard Elements of Film into Something Entirely Sublime". 5 stars only because there aren't more to click.

  21. AdrianM.'s rating of the film Caravaggio

    Impressive images and sets. but too many damn feet. i felt like I was watching a Tarantino film at times(not as if that's a bad thing tho) . also i'm not 100% sure if anachronisms fully work

  22. Howard Orr's rating of the film Caravaggio

    A series of luminous impressions; it hardly sticks to the chronology of the great man's life for it to be a biopic, and Terry is too reflective for it to feel like a meticulous character study. Yet in those impressions it captures so much of the beauty of his work, the bathetic tumult that rode alongside his genius, and the regret he must have felt at the end. The sadness and Caravaggio's paintings will last forever.

  23. Ronja's rating of the film Caravaggio

    definitely craves rewatching

  24. Lynch/Fellini's rating of the film Caravaggio

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