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Rembrandt's J'accuse

Not Yet Rated In Theaters 05/18/2009 , 86min.
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Variety
An enthralling docudrama that examines the Dutch master's most famous painting, "The Night Watch," for proof that it was responsible for his dramatic fall from grace. Full Review
David Fear
Time Out New York
Part altart-history lesson and part pilot for CSI: The Louvre, Peter Greenaway's deconstruction of Rembrandt's 1642 painting The Night Watch contends that the work is--after the Mona Lisa, Da Vinci's The Last Supper and the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel--the fourth best-known artwork in the world. Full Review
Elizabeth Kerr
The Hollywood Reporter
Greenaway is first and foremost a deft storyteller and filmmaker -- and a cheeky art historian. An appreciation of art isn't necessary to enjoy Rembrandt's J'Accuse, and Greenaway goes to great lengths to draw the artistically illiterate into the story. Full Review
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
The filmmaker uncovers a foul, lurid, corrupt, and perversely compelling conspiracy--which is to say, he successfully turns The Night Watch into a Peter Greenaway film. Full Review
Manohla Dargis
The New York Times
Generally absorbing if sometimes fog-inducing. Full Review

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