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PG-13| 1 hr. 46 min.

Plot Summary

BIG EYES is based on the true story of Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), who was one of the most successful painters of the 1950s and early 1960s. The artist earned staggering notoriety by revolutionizing the commercialization and accessibility of popular art with his enigmatic paintings of waifs with big eyes. The truth would eventually be discovered though: Keane's art was actually not created by him at all, but by his wife, Margaret (Amy Adams). The Keanes, it seemed, had been living a lie that had grown to gigantic proportions. 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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  • 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

  • Big Eyes is a fabulous match of artist — Burton — and material. While it's one of the director's more low-key works, his trademark sly wit infuses the mesmerizing stranger-than-fiction biopic. 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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Krysten Ritter Talks Tim Burton and 'Jessica Jones,' Plus Watch a 'Big Eyes' Clip (EXCLUSIVE)

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Drew Taylor on Dec 23rd, 2014 2:30PM

"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 Aug 4th, 2014 2:15PM

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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