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Big Eyes

PG-13| 1 hr. 46 min.

Plot Summary

From the whimsical mind of director Tim Burton, BIG EYES tells the outrageous true story of one of the most epic art frauds in history. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, painter Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz) had reached success beyond belief, revolutionizing the commercialization of popular art with his enigmatic paintings of waifs with big eyes. The bizarre and shocking truth would eventually be discovered though: Walter’s works were actually not created by him at all, but by his wife Margaret (Amy Adams). The Keanes, it seemed, had been living a colossal lie that had fooled the entire world. A tale too incredible to be fiction, BIG EYES centers on Margaret’s awakening as an artist, the phenomenal success of her paintings, and her tumultuous relationship with her husband, who was catapulted to international fame while taking credit for her work.

Cast: Amy Adams , Christoph Waltz , Danny Huston , Krysten Ritter , Jason Schwartzman , Terence Stamp , Jon Polito , Delaney Raye

Director: Tim Burton

Genres: Docudrama, Biography

Distributor: Weinstein Co.

Big Eyes (2014)

Release Date: December 25th, 2014|1 hr. 46 min.

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fan reviews ( 5 )
  • A recent showing of Burton's artwork at New York's Museum of Modern Art attracted long lines and critical brickbats. Maybe that's why Big Eyes, for all its tonal shifts and erratic pacing, seems like Burton's most personal and heartfelt film in years, a tribute to the yearning that drives even the most marginalized artist to self expression no matter what the hell anyone thinks. show more

  • Shot for shot, Big Eyes is one of the most beautiful-looking movies of 2014, but to say that isn’t enough, because it’s not just pretty, not just pleasing to the eye. It’s visually astute. It is made by people aware of what these screen images mean, what they refer to, and the psychological effect that they will have on an audience. show more

  • It’s easy to see why Mr. Burton, an influential imagist in his own right and a collector of Keane paintings, was attracted to this saga of contending Keanes, and the result, photographed by Bruno Delbonnel, is a study in yummy colors and period design. But I watched wide-eyed with dismay while the film turned as lifeless as the paintings. show more

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  • January 10, 2015 shirleyinoz
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    Husband and I enjoyed the movie. we are both artists, and remakred-we would have done the same thing. Him, not me. I feel bad that Walter Keane is deceased and was not able to make his own movie-I am sure his would have had his side of the story. either way-watch the movie and decide for yourself-what would you do for cash?

  • January 04, 2015 hugetunnel
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    very dull! NO DRAMA... usual Tim burton flop

  • January 03, 2015 twalsh4440
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    Wonderful must see movie GREAT Burton Weinstein Mcvie like you would LOVE

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Krysten Ritter Talks Tim Burton and 'Jessica Jones,' Plus Watch a 'Big Eyes' Clip (EXCLUSIVE)

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Drew Taylor on December 23, 2014

"Big Eyes" is Tim Burton's new real life ensemble drama based on the story of Margaret Keane (Amy Adams), an American artist who popularized a series of paintings and prints depicting doe-eyed waifs. ...

Here's Your First Look at Amy Adams in Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes' (PHOTO)

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Drew Taylor on August 4, 2014

It's been a while since Tim Burton has done a smaller, more personal film. Over the last decade, Burton has been unreasonably productive, but the projects are typically large-scale studio projects or ...

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