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Tim's Vermeer

Rated PG-13 for some strong language.

PG-13 In Theaters 01/31/2014 , 80min.
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March 17, 2014
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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
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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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RogerEbert.com
The movie is straightforward, brisk, engaging, and sometimes even moving. One might entire feeling wary that the movie, in depicting an attempt to duplicate Vermeer's achievement, might also glibly undercut it; but that's not the point at all. Rather, Tim's Vermeer wants to expand the audience's understanding of what the actual practice of art is. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
Like art itself, words can't fully capture what it is like to see the Vermeer emerge under Jenison's brush. Or to see Jenison's obsession with the idea run its course. Full Review
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine
It chronicles the quest of a self-described "geek," and there are pleasurable frissons of discovery in the detective work. Full Review
Bob Mondello
NPR
As with Six by Sondheim, Tim's Vermeer works at capturing on film how artists work their miracles. And it will have you, long after the credits fade, puzzling out questions of invention, creativity, science, talent, painstaking craft, and the magic that comes of putting all that together. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
This thought-provoking documentary addresses the origins of Vermeer's photo-realistic art with all the suspense of a thriller. Full Review

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