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Loving Vincent

7.81 h 34 min201712
Vincent Willem van Gogh is undoubtedly one of the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. Yet during his lifetime Vincent struggled with poverty and depression, dying at only 37 years old. Loving Vincent, a masterpiece hand-painted in his own style, takes a look into the life of this incredible artist.
Hugh WelchmanDorota Kobiela
Aidan TurnerHelen McCroryEleanor Tomlinson
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Saoirse RonanJerome FlynnChris O'DowdDouglas BoothHolly Earl
Hugh WelchmanSean BobbittIvan Mactaggart
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4.7 out of 5 stars

3019 global ratings

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rob wReviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 February 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Starry Starry Night
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This is an animated film that is not aimed at children, it tells the story of Armand Roulin who at the behest of his father is trying to deliver a letter from Vincent Van Gogh to his brother Theo this leads to a series of interviews with people who knew Vincent in the months before his suicide as Roulin tries to find someone to whom he can deliver his letter. But what makes this film astonishing is its style Armand Roulin actually existed and was painted by Van Gogh and it is the Roulin of the portrait who goes on this journey where he meets other subjects of Van Gogh's portraits. All these characters are animated as if they were painted by Van Gogh and the country side, cities and buildings are all as if they are by Van Gogh so you see the swirls and brush strokes of a Van Gogh in the animation its as if the story is occurring in a world created by Van Gogh. In between there are black and white animation to explain parts of the story where no Van Gogh pictures to tell the story. There are also excellent voice performances from Aiden Turner, John Sessions, Chris O Dowd and Douglas Booth. This all makes for a fascinating, astonishing and different piece of animation that will probably reward more than one viewing.
40 people found this helpful
TollhouseReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 February 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Masterpiece
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Bought this for my wife as a late Christmas present as it wasn't released until Feb.
I agreed to watch it with her, not really expecting too much and having seen some of the hype regarding the "animated painting" technique I was prepared to suffer in silence.
A very, very clever film based on the efforts of the son of the postman to try and deliver one of Vincent's last letters to his brother Theo.
The story is told in flashback by villagers at the place where Vincent died and is captivating and unusual.
I preferred the black and white sections, my wife preferred the coloured sections, but that small difference aside, it was a lovely film to watch together.
8 people found this helpful
Mr. David TitleyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 January 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
I love vincent the painter
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work like no other, though I am not sure it works. the wonderful painterly technique used in the animation is staggering, however it does remove all nuance from the actors' work - at times the movement of the figures reminds me of a very cheap cartoon by Hanna-Barbara. This is in part due to the fact that Vincent painted 'flat' pics. He made no effort to disguise the 2 dimensional space he was working in, as a consequence when figures move 'into ' the landscape it looks very awkward. Similarly the figures do not really stand out from the background. It gives the film a strangely unreal look, which rather negates the use of real actors.
The art work is staggering the way it bring to life in context the works of Vincent. My self I would have preferred a 'real life action film, with subtlety, nuance and more variety of emotion,, tone and lighting.
A great idea - though the script is lacklustre.
7 people found this helpful
SunbeamReviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 February 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Beautiful, beautiful, BEAUTIFUL, must see for art lovers and animation viewers alike!!!
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I have just watched this. It was movingly, hauntingly beautiful and even the paintings of the opening credits were completely enthralling. I've not watched such a touching film in a very long time and I can not recommend it highly enough - especially to others who love art, and especially those who love his art. BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! It will be regular viewing for sure. The artists who lovingly painted each frame can take great pride in knowing they have done Vincent proud. Thank you, all who had a hand in it.
12 people found this helpful
DaisyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 07 April 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good quality and touching story.
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I bought this product because I am a huge fan of Vincent. This dvd has a very good quality and the film was really a masterpiece which created by 100 artists. It's touching me such much that I couldn't help tearing because his story. If you are a fan as well, I will recommend it to you.
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TerryReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 March 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Pure Art.
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Stunning. I find it hard picking superlatives for this film as everything is so brilliant. It is hypnotic watching the flickering surface of the film which so cleverly matches the Van Gogh style brushwork. Seeing the familiar paintings blend in and develop is something else altogether. For a Vincent fan like me, this film is a must.
10 people found this helpful
novellaReviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 February 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
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The most beautiful film. If you love Van Gogh's paintings as I do, you will laugh as you recognise them in every scene, and more as they are incorporated into the story. If you don't know his paintings, look at them first before the film, then it will be even more enjoyable.
The storyline is interesting too, and do look up on YouTube about how it was made.
4 people found this helpful
lilybelleReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 February 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Beautiful movir
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Have read many books and films about Vincent’s life but this one tells s different story , very intriguing , and beautifully made with one hundred artist, must unusual film beautifully made . A must see for lovers of Van Gogh
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