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PG-13| 1 hr. 20 min.

Plot Summary
Inventor Tim Jenison conducts experiments to discover how 17th-century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer achieved such photographic realism in his paintings.

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Director: Teller

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Tim's Vermeer (2013)

Release Date: January 31st, 2014|1 hr. 20 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    A stimulating detective story that holds you in thrall. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    This thought-provoking documentary addresses the origins of Vermeer's photo-realistic art with all the suspense of a thriller. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The most intriguing question it raises is whether our feelings about Vermeer may be changed by the likelihood of him having used optics of one sort or another. The answer is yes, unavoidably, but not necessarily for the worse. show more

  • March 17, 2014 um00000000186448
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    "As someone who can draw and paint" Congratulations on your innate abilities which do not (apparently) include cinema nor paying attention.

  • March 09, 2014 il00000000149218
    Report This User

    As someone who can draw and paint, I found this film very frustrating and kinda insulting. It took 8 hours for the idiots in the film to paint a simple painting of a jug using the mirror contraption that this guy has invented. It would have taken me like 90 minutes tops to do the same thing.

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