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  1. Andrew Lang's rating of the film Edvard Munch

    A masterpiece. Watkins employs a wholly original filmmaking style. We're used to "wobbly-cam" meaning "real" but this takes it two steps further, with recreated interviews, and characters regularly glancing at the camera, as if noticing the documentary camera-man in the room. So many themes are at play. The one that stood out for me the most is how hard it is for conventional society to adapt to new ideas

  2. Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film Edvard Munch

    Realistic drama-documentary that rewards my soul with it's story. It demands full attention to understand all it layers though. Ambitious since it wants to tell the story behind every painting and is the closest I have come to see art and film painted into one big canvas.

  3. LibertyCapz's rating of the film Edvard Munch

    Deeply honest and heartfelt, this insight into the troubled life and mind of expressionistic genius, Edvard Munch, is probably the greatest biopic I've ever seen. Structurally, in my opinion, this film is a masterpiece. The almost "The Office-like" mock-documentary style of film-making works really well here, as well as the Cinematography. The way some of the scenes are lit and framed makes them look like paintings.

  4. matelot's rating of the film Edvard Munch

  5. Jdsarmientoburgos's rating of the film Edvard Munch

    A three and a half hour illustration of pure cinema about the life of the distraught yet masterful artist Edvard Munch (the guy behind “the scream’). The film plays as a documentary and at points feels so real that you forget it was filmed in the 70s rather than late 19th/early 20th century. On top of its haunting realism there’s a strangely bizarre quality. I’ve yet to see anything quite like Edvard Munch.

  6. Il secondo maestro del revolver's rating of the film Edvard Munch

  7. FISCHER's rating of the film Edvard Munch

    Solide coproduction suédo-norvégienne incontournable ! www.cinefiches.com

  8. Pedro Vaz Simoes's rating of the film Edvard Munch

    What a haunting and unbelievable masterpiece! Still shaking, still holding my own forehead and staring back at those gazing eyes. All those eyes.

  9. UnbrandedFilms's rating of the film Edvard Munch

    The protagonists looking directly into the camera removes all point of views and perspectives. It further creates the emotional distance of individuals physically near, mirroring the themes in Munch's paintings. The use of diegetic sound throughout also adds to the inner dimension against the fast spinning images populating Munch's outer experience. Intense themes treated with the utmost delicacy and honesty.

  10. Mike Jempson's rating of the film Edvard Munch

    A tough if moving watch. A tad long and over-indulgent, perhaps but Watkins paints a picture of an age and societies in much the same way that Munch tried to channel emotions in his works - through colour and form and shadow and obscurantism. A revelatory and biopic.The sad, haunting gaze of Geir Westby will stick with you like Munch's grim images.

  11. Anita G's rating of the film Edvard Munch

    I think this film has changed my life. It encapsulates the emotional process of real art so well. Grief and it's build up can only be understood as a slow visual burning of the soul. I love the way the characters look at the camera with the confidence that we are seeing them and to remind us that this is documentary style. And the colours !! I wish I'd seen this on the big screen.

  12. Levi Miah's rating of the film Edvard Munch

    Expressionistic, in the form Munch, almost as if he's directed his own fly-on-the-wall autobiography. Easily one of the best ever biopics, set at the dawn of modern alternative political ideology, it then delves into a personal exploration of Munch's social and emotional life, showing aspects of him, a spectrum from romantic to misogynistic. An impressionistic blend of visual, aural and emotional light and shadow.

  13. Adam Góralczyk's rating of the film Edvard Munch

    Masterpiece about masterpieces. You will realise how much you miss the art and human psychology in daily rat race.

  14. Kevin Matthews's rating of the film Edvard Munch

    Had to watch this 3 1/2 hour beast in two halves (started it last night) but it was quite the unique and enthralling experience. Eye-opening, so dry that it feels practically Pythonesque at times, and while not always visually beautiful, it's gorgeously composed in the way it shows life events infusing the word of Munch. You wander into that world, like an animated display in a museum, and are never rushing to leave.

  15. Leigh Collins's rating of the film Edvard Munch

    Unlike anything I have seen before. Hugely insightful bravura film-making that really captures the time, place and essence of Munch in a highly original way. It did drag a little in the middle, so I might have preferred the original 174 min cut, but this film is unquestionably a five-star work of art.

  16. JOHN ATHERTON's rating of the film Edvard Munch

    Remarkable in depth analysis of inner motivations and artistic meaning, inner life revealed as few films can.

  17. Samuel Andrade's rating of the film Edvard Munch

  18. Will Linhares's rating of the film Edvard Munch

  19. EdieEmm's rating of the film Edvard Munch

    Of course there's something very Watkins about this. But there's something else to it as well. Not quite something Munch... More like, some part of Watkins, turned over to deep, creative empathy with Munch. Like a medium, channelling the essence of Munch, asking him to co-direct the film. Layered, saturated with context, with multiple expressions of time, with feeling, with the clarity and chaos of subjectivity. 4.5

  20. Verginie's rating of the film Edvard Munch

    Really appreciated learning about Munch. He's amazing and one of the world's great sufferers. The film is beautiful, but a bit tricky to follow. Watched the last half hour twice. Now I love his painting of The Scream and will study his other works.

  21. zi's rating of the film Edvard Munch

    Really sweet little ditty. Death, isolation, rejection, madness, suicide, murder, drinking, God, lovers... Grab some popcorn, sodas and the little ones and enjoy :)

  22. TNC's rating of the film Edvard Munch

  23. Terry_Moby's rating of the film Edvard Munch

    First and foremost: a beautiful film.

  24. Anniie's rating of the film Edvard Munch

    Edvard, you're becoming one of my favorite artists

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