For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.

Ratings & Reviews

  1. grotescsetorg's rating of the film National Gallery

  2. AVA's rating of the film National Gallery

    Hier wird mit leichter Hand das Image des langweiligen Museums widerlegt.Die Vielfalt an notwendigen Taetigkeiten ueberrascht.Gefallen hat mir sehr das Aufzeigen der so verschiedenartigen Interpretationsstile,wobei ich die englische Art hier sehr passend fand,so auch den Blick ins Gesicht des Publikums.

  3. Terry_Moby's rating of the film National Gallery

    Beautiful, fascinating and all. But it IS long (and becomes a bit redundant in the last hour).

  4. the_mentaculus's rating of the film National Gallery

    More than once, the docents here use film to describe painting; so it is refreshing to turn it around and have painting describe film. At around 3 hours, Wiseman's rather subdued portrait of the National Gallery has an exacting, meticulous structure - light and form from darkness, to faith like a child, finances, lighting, high theory, before finding solace in the joy of art in all its permutations. Yes, even film.

  5. Il secondo maestro del revolver's rating of the film National Gallery

  6. henja's rating of the film National Gallery

    Nothing happens. But you can't stop watching it. An inside look at how an institution works. Amazing, educational and not pretentious.

  7. Raminta's rating of the film National Gallery

    ‘So that all the work that he does, the tens if not hundreds of hours that go into restoring a picture, the next time it’s cleaned it comes right off. The basic principle of modern conservation is that anything that we do should be reversible, that the next generation can reverse it very easily.’

  8. Smaro Papaevangelou's rating of the film National Gallery

  9. Andrew Miller's rating of the film National Gallery

    All about seeing and not seeing-- the varnish we apply, then scrape away, then apply again.

  10. petit astronaute's rating of the film National Gallery

  11. amandis's rating of the film National Gallery

    A wonderful portrait of the National Gallery but more than that a real insight into art. don't be put off by the length it's a beautiful film, another wiseman classic

  12. José Neves's rating of the film National Gallery

    The method apparently keeps up the same - in and out of the space under observation, with a shot-countershot between public and private spaces - but the editing system, hélàs, it is trivialized and the sharpness in the observance softened, as if it was an official film promotion of the museum space. What positive thing can we say about the dance between Titian's "Metamorphoses"?

  13. Jorge Mourinha's rating of the film National Gallery

    Art as storytelling. http://theflickeringwall.blogspot.se/2015/05/national-gallery.html

  14. Catarina C Gomes's rating of the film National Gallery

    A sight into the private life of the museum and the modern challenges and approaches when it comes to attract an audience.

  15. Chichago_'s rating of the film National Gallery

    3.5 stars. It's nice to see the meaning behind several artworks, the restoration processes, and all of the behind-the-scene activities that you do not usually see when you visit a museum. This almost-three-hours film can be interesting for someone who is really interested in the topic; other wise, the duration might be too long and it can get a little bit boring.

  16. Samuel Andrade's rating of the film National Gallery

  17. Atzin Ortiz González's rating of the film National Gallery

    There's a meticulous and fascinating dissection of this enormous institution, as well as an exploration on the necessity of narrative in art and life, but reaching at 180 minutes it's impossible not to say that there are a lot of redundancies and flat moments within. (2.5)

  18. Nathan Grey Hollis's rating of the film National Gallery

  19. Sunrise's rating of the film National Gallery

    Parallels made between a painting subjects' look, gallery-viewer's gaze and the film's audience initiate questions about the contemporary state of cinema. Placed within the conversations to combat a museums' dying attention span, Wiseman articulates a vital entry into the contemporary conversation about the medium with an interesting position of cinema receding into the fine arts it's fought to be with for so long.

  20. Jason's rating of the film National Gallery

    I love Frederick Wiseman. This is probably a perfect anatomization of the titular institution. I have never had to fight so hard not to walk out of a movie by someone I love.

  21. Jesse Furgurson's rating of the film National Gallery

    Fascinating, though I need to see it again when properly caffeinated.

  22. Elena Lazic's rating of the film National Gallery

    The paintings which may have seemed insignificant at the beginning of the film come to life in the moving last sequence as we've now realised the patient, devoted and ultimately ephemeral work that goes on behind the scenes to rightly honour this art of another time.

  23. affasf's rating of the film National Gallery

    The trans-codification, applied with the dancing couple, conjures the compenetration of actuality (historian) and timeless mimesis frozen in a suspended climax (aesthetic). The backstage activities (both economical and restorative) animate the museum compound, assigning to people the role of passive actor: the gallery as a giant canvas framed by walls.