• Woman in Gold (2015)

Woman in Gold

Release Date: April 1st, 2015

PG-13 |1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary

Sixty years after fleeing Vienna, Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), an elderly Jewish woman, attempts to reclaim family possessions that were seized by the Nazis. Among them is a famous portrait of Maria's beloved Aunt Adele: Gustave Klimt's "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I." With the help of young lawyer Randy Schoeberg (Ryan Reynolds), Maria embarks upon a lengthy legal battle to recover this painting and several others, but it will not be easy, for Austria considers them national treasures.

Cast: Dame Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl, Katie Holmes, Tatiana Maslany, Max Irons, Charles Dance, Elizabeth McGovern

Director: Simon Curtis

Genres: Docudrama

Production Co: Origin Pictures

Distributors: Weinstein Co.

Keywords: 2010s, 1940s, Car, Emotional, Pursuit, Brooding, Survival, House

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Mark AdamsScreen International

    Though perhaps lacking in a real sense of dramatic tension; veering towards the schmaltzy at times and needing a far tighter ending, Woman In Gold is still a thoroughly enjoyable story, engagingly told and with a nice line in gentle humour to balance the legal battle structure which can veer to dryness at times. show more

  • 88
    Rex ReedObserver

    It’s a touching film that entertains with warmth and humor while teaching us something about history, law and justice with enormous heart, subtlety and compassion, brilliantly acted and skillfully written. Is there anything Helen Mirren cannot do? show more

  • 40
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    While Helen Mirren elevates the material with her usual aplomb and the events being depicted inevitably are stirring, this is a stodgy crusade-for-justice drama, directed and written with minimal flair. show more

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2016)