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  1. jana_om's rating of the film Tim's Vermeer

  2. Emrys's rating of the film Tim's Vermeer

    I’ve met Penn & Teller a couple times during my past work for Skeptic magazine, and must admit I thought they were jerks (and not all that smart)! But then I caught their magic show and was truly blown away by their craft and genius there. This film (directed by Teller) is also truly excellent. Fun, casual, and ends up very smartly exploring art vs the art of technology, as well as innovation through play.

  3. uenus's rating of the film Tim's Vermeer

  4. Cinema Omnivore's rating of the film Tim's Vermeer

    7.2/10, my review: http://wp.me/p1eXom-2Fs

  5. corycorycorycory's rating of the film Tim's Vermeer

    Wickedly good doc. Name another movie where you just watch a dude paint, and it's as good as this. Tim's literally a genius and obsessive, but an artist none the less.

  6. Aardsy's rating of the film Tim's Vermeer

    Obsession and process. A remarkable documentary.

  7. senitree's rating of the film Tim's Vermeer

    Awf this made me miss oil painting. Gotta start again with some details.

  8. Abhinay Jakhar's rating of the film Tim's Vermeer

    I found the film to rather be an argument FOR Vermeer’s genius. The meticulousness of painting such intricate details... and it only takes a side by side comparison to see the difference between the artist and the inventor.But, nevertheless, the film is extremely entertaining and surprisingly profound. You see how the seemingly indifferent scientist gets absorbed into the obsession that is art!

  9. Landen Celano's rating of the film Tim's Vermeer

    Utterly fascinating and entertaining.

  10. takaran's rating of the film Tim's Vermeer

    Beyond Vermeer being an artist or a technologist, the interest of the doc relies on 'the process' and its sometimes tedious details to make it through... - this is how *far* an engineer can go to prove his theory

  11. Adriana Luca's rating of the film Tim's Vermeer

    The story of how Vermeer might not have been a painter, but somehow an ingenious inventor and nonetheless a great artist. Although a valid point of view, it feels like it diminishes the sensibility aroused by the concept of a "genius". Concept which, in my opinion, is a product of both literature and need for hyperbolising one's qualities to justify his art.

  12. Skinnedteen's rating of the film Tim's Vermeer

  13. Mugino's rating of the film Tim's Vermeer

    Those faulting the film's length or indulgent attention to process have perhaps never experienced the revelations and frustrations that arise from long hours hovering over a canvas. Every brush stroke, every mistake that is corrected or ignored, every blended pigment is a revealing choice that shapes the outcome. Both Vermeer's and Jenison's choices are inspired, which makes for riveting viewing.

  14. R. Prancāne's rating of the film Tim's Vermeer

    A story that gets boring because of the length of the movie. For some reason I felt that movie tries to tell that Vermeer was not a genius artist but a good inventor for his time thus decreasing his value and his talent.

  15. Henrique Amud's rating of the film Tim's Vermeer

    Interesting idea blown up to a unnecessary full lenght film. Could've been a marvelous short film or episode from some tv show, still. Tim's experiment is really quite something, but it only showed us how obsessed the man can be.

  16. NICOLE86's rating of the film Tim's Vermeer

    A beautiful film on a mans dedication to learning the technique of one of a master.

  17. Aunt Peg's rating of the film Tim's Vermeer

    I saw the trailer and thought this would be interesting. Wasted my time and money. Basically the trailer says it all.

  18. MATTEO BITTANTI's rating of the film Tim's Vermeer

  19. Carlos Filipe Freitas's rating of the film Tim's Vermeer

    What is shown here in more than an hour, could have been told in a few minutes. (2.5 stars)

  20. msmichel's rating of the film Tim's Vermeer

    A fascinating story trying to solve a mystery that can never be substantiated. Tim is a fascinating subject in that his perserverance through a job that must have been beyond mundane is admirable and somewhat awe inducing. The filmmaking leaves a lot to be desired and its brevity is in its favour. One of the more interesting films in its mini-genre of late and doesn't take away from Vermeer's genius.

  21. Matthew_Lucas's rating of the film Tim's Vermeer

    There's something inherently fascinating about a non-artist attempting to discover and recreate the method behind Johannes Vermeer's strikingly photorealistic paintings, but Penn and Teller's new documentary, TIM'S VERMEER lacks the gravity to really pull it off. It focuses too much on the details of the experiment rather than the questions it raises about technology vs. art- questions that it raises all too casually

  22. herb shellenberger's rating of the film Tim's Vermeer

  23. javier quintero's rating of the film Tim's Vermeer

    Interesting and relevant subject. However, the Penn & Teller debunker style prevents from taking into account specific problems in art history or historiography.

  24. Michael Harbour's rating of the film Tim's Vermeer

    Even though I already knew pretty much the entire story I was immediately sucked in and captivated throughout. The moviemaking isn't always top notch, but the story and subject more than overcome that.

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