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Based on 11 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Delivers on the promise of its title. It shows us the world's most famous living painter, who turned 80 in February, at work with greater intimacy than any other film portrait of a contemporary artist provides. show more

  • 75
    Mark Feeney Boston Globe

    The man we meet is intelligent and good-humored. "They do what they want," he says with a shrug, indicating a set of just-completed canvases. "I planned something different." show more

  • 75
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Mostly the movie is about process and perspective. Through the documentary lens, Richter's enigmatic paintings speak to us. show more

  • 63
    Slant Magazine

    The end results are mixed but nevertheless scintillating and provocative enough to be worth taking seriously. show more

  • 80
    Joshua Rothkopf Time Out New York

    You will see the man toiling and revising - killing off half-good ideas, struggling for clarity - and it's a routine well worth demystifying. show more

  • 91
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    The film is sketchy as biography, but it proves an aging artist can still crackle with the electricity of youth. show more

  • 67
    Kevin Jagernauth The Playlist

    As a look behind the curtain at one of the contemporary art world's biggest names, 'Painting' succeeds as far providing a snapshot of who he is in the very immediate moment. For anyone looking for anything more about Richter, his craft or his insights, 'Painting' will prove to be a half-finished canvas. show more

  • 80
    Village Voice

    Gerhard Richter Painting artfully and convincingly immerses us into the world of one of the greatest, painting. show more

  • 80
    Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times

    It is the achievement of Gerhard Richter Painting to shine a light on that hidden, private act as few other films have done. show more

  • 70
    Rachel Saltz The New York Times

    Gerhard Richter may not fling paint at the canvas, Jackson Pollock-style, but as Corinna Belz shows in her documentary Gerhard Richter Painting, he can be his own kind of action painter. show more

  • July 01, 2012 dgosales
    Report This User

    Great opportunity to see the artist\'s process and some insight into his artistic philosophy

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