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Based on 18 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    Although this leisurely tale of an aged French sculptor offers a few other small pleasures, in the end it lacks heft. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Much like “La Belle Noiseuse,” the 1991 Jacques Rivette film it resembles, this contemplative drama washes over you. show more

  • 50

    The Artist and the Model suffers from the opposite affliction: It has all the trappings of a serious work of art, and it hasn't been hurried but it remains, in the end, disappointingly hollow. show more

  • 75
    Steven Boone

    The Artist and the Model is a simple, straightforward film about the wonder and awe that the natural world inspires in us. show more

  • 50
    Farran Smith Nehme New York Post

    Cardinale’s few brief scenes are the ones with the most depth; her facial lines really did come along with some wisdom. show more

  • 50
    Nick McCarthy Slant Magazine

    This safe, solemn tale of an aged artist whose vitality is briefly revived by a pretty young thing is unconvincing as an articulation of the potentially spiritual nature of the artist/model relationship. show more

  • 80
    David Parkinson Empire

    Shot in magisterial black-and-white, veteran director Trueba's drama is a welcome return from the Belle Epoque man. show more

  • 60
    Mike Scott New Orleans Times-Picayune

    Thanks to Rochefort and Folch, as well as Trueba's delicate direction, it still manages to be an embraceable journey, one with its own quiet -- and artistic -- rewards. show more

  • 60
    Eric Hynes Time Out New York

    While veteran director Fernando Trueba (Belle Epoque) and writer Jean-Claude Carrière don’t bring much novelty to the May-December/muse-artist/naked-clothed cliché, they do imbue the material with genuine feeling—exploring the melancholy of waning days and a defiantly naive belief in artistic transcendence. show more

  • 50
    Tasha Robinson The Dissolve

    It’s a modest, reserved character piece that doesn’t push an agenda. The problem is that it comes across as if it lacks opinions, rather than holding them back. show more

  • September 12, 2013 bnevrgivup
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    Interesting and beautiful movie of sorts, beautiful lead actress. Simple story kept my attention flowed easily nice interpretation of feeling and mood.

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