Vincent and Theo Poster

Release Date: October 30th, 1990

DVD Release Date: August 23rd, 2005

PG-13|2 hr 18 min

Plot Summary
During his lifetime, Vincent Van Gogh (Tim Roth) has no greater champion of his work than his devoted brother, Theo (Paul Rhys). As an art gallery owner, Theo pushes for the recognition that Van Gogh's masterpieces deserve, only to meet with abject failure. While Van Gogh struggles with obscurity and mental illness, Theo faces serious financial difficulties due to poor sales. Eventually, both the Van Gogh brothers begin falling apart over the reality of their unrealized dreams.

Cast: Tim Roth, Paul Rhys, Jip Wijngaarden, Johanna ter Steege, Wladimir Yordanoff, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Bernadette Giraud, Adrian Brine

Director: Robert Altman

Genres: Biography

Keywords: Fall, Emotional, Quest, Brother, Wife, Dark

Ratings & Reviews

view all
  • Vincent and Theo is one of the great Robert Altman films... It's Altman's most structurally conventional film, although it's filled with such trademarks as overlapping conversations. It's also his most personal and deeply felt. [16 Nov 1990, p.81]

  • The heart and the luminous intelligence of Vincent van Gogh are deadened in Robert Altman's coolly distanced Vincent and Theo. [16 Nov 1990, p.E13]

  • Altman's approach in Vincent & Theo is a very immediate, intimate one. He would rather show us things happening than provide themes and explanations. He is most concerned with the relationship that made the art possible. show more

See all critic reviews on