Douglas gives one of his finest performances. Is he over the top at times? Yep but thats his style, so you know to expect that going in. This ranks up there with his work in Ace In The Hole and Detective Story. Great color usage, but wish it was filmed in Technicolor instead, as some of the scenes were a bit washed out. Interesting biopic. Biopics are hit and miss with me. I'd recommend this one
Contrary to what others may think, I actually praise Kirk Douglas' portrayal as the maddening Vincent Van Gogh as the highlight of the film. This, coupled with the beautiful landscapes, settings, and atmosphere made for a really inspiring film. And there aren't too many of those nowadays...it was the kind of film that made me want to pick up a brush. I felt it dragged and started rough, but otherwise great.