At Eternity's Gate

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1 h 51 min2018X-RayPG-13
Willem Dafoe's Academy Award-nominated performance as Vincent Van Gogh highlights this Julian Schnabel film that journeys inside the world and mind of the artist.
Directors
Julian Schnabel
Starring
Willem DaFoeRupert FriendMads Mikkelsen
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Mathieu AmalricEmmanuelle SeignerOscar Isaac
Producers
Jon Kilik
Studio
Lionsgate
Rating
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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4.3 out of 5 stars

1418 global ratings

  1. 65% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 16% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 11% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 4% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 4% of reviews have 1 stars
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AngrybunnyReviewed in the United States on March 3, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Stop moving the camera; I'm gonna puke!
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The star breakdown. 2 for Dafoe. The man can do no wrong in my opinion. 1 for the film itself. As a painter I love a new take on a story I've heard/seen before.

As a guy who loves movies I'd like to slap whoever thought the camera work was a good idea. I'm on attempt three of trying to finish the film and I have to keep walking away because of the motion sickness/anxiety the shooting style is causing me.

Dear, whoever shot this movie.
It's ok to have the camera remain stationary. We aren't going to think you're less of an ar-teest.

Sincerely,
People with functioning eyes and inner ears
32 people found this helpful
Jim BolesReviewed in the United States on February 15, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Needs editing, but some excellent work
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15 minutes could easily be cut. It was like 'watching paint dry'. Admittedly, it is difficult to externalize on the screen what are deeply internal experiences. The movie is often successful, but other times falls completely flat. It's an 'art film' about an artist, so you have to be willing to watch long artsy strolls in the woods and such. There is some very good dialog, and it would have been a better movie if the artsy strolls and times alone painting would be minimized and instead increase dialog. Dafoe was wonderful, but some of the odd angles and hand held shooting were torturesome to watch.
20 people found this helpful
Margaret O.Reviewed in the United States on February 25, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Booooooooring!
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Please, let it end!!! Slow, drawn out, ridiculous in many aspects. Just suffered through what seemed to be an eternity watching. Lot could have and should have been cut. Does not do justice to van Gogh. Made up in writers head so it seems. Even though story inaccurate, which most films are, it is just plain dull and boring. Long endless scenes of nothing. Score is awful. Wish I hadn't wasted money to rent. I'm a film & van Gogh lover and this film just doesn't cut it. Lust for Life with Kirk Douglas continues to be much better film. Also, Lust for Life treats viewer to many original works of Vincent van Gogh. Do not recommend unless you want to induce sleep!
15 people found this helpful
K. HiseleyReviewed in the United States on April 3, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Movie had mixed reviews in my household.
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The two adults in the household who watched this movie had completely different opinions about it. I'm adding my review, with the highest amount of stars, because I liked it a lot. The film helped me understand the artist in a way I hadn't been able to before. I'm now looking at his work with a different perspective.
The other adult who watched this movie with me felt there wasn't enough dialog to fill in background information. "Too visual not enough verbal."
However the visual is what appealed most to me.
As you can tell from this review, the movie will either grab you or it won't.
12 people found this helpful
Christian JosiReviewed in the United States on February 2, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Nonsense.
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The “murder” theory is nonsense and, as such, so is the film. Great opportunity—swing and a miss.
18 people found this helpful
John PetersonReviewed in the United States on October 10, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
A MASTERPIECE IN ITSELF! EXQUISITE, ELEGANT, EMOTIONAL, AUTHENTIC, AND CAPTIVATING
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MOVIE REVIEW - AT ETERNITY'S GATE

A MASTERPIECE IN ITSELF! EXQUISITE, ELEGANT, EMOTIONAL, AUTHENTIC, AND CAPTIVATING
This tells the story of Van Gogh's final years. The authentic locations and scenes, music, telling dialogue, and variety of camera work both really make you feel that you are there in his life as well as get an immersion in the process and life of being an artist. This was truly absorbing and a visual delight. And what a great title for the movie.

The script and dialogue make extensive use of the many letters of Van Gogh. It was so impactful that I found myself going back and listening again to much of what was said.

Whether or not you are interested in Van Gogh, or art, this movie will take you to another place and time, and into a delicate life who has had a pervasive influence on the civilized world.

Few people ever have an entire museum dedicated to them.
Or have their work sold for hundreds of millions of dollars.
Now I know why I saw so many people standing in line to see one of his works in Europe. This movie helped me to see that.
This movie is a monument to one of the greats.

PS:
I pay to see very few movies.
I bought this online and am going to watch it many more times.
The trailer alone is award winning.
7 people found this helpful
Stephen MuenstermannReviewed in the United States on March 23, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Willem Dafoe's acting made all the difference
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The movie was interesting and a great insight to the artist himself. It is amazing because if poor Vincent Van Gogh would have lived in our time today they would simply lock him up and throw away the key. It makes you wonder how many savants with Autistic and Asperger's minds are locked away because people fail to see the true brilliance of what they can offer because of their mental challenge.

But Willem Dafoe's performance was nothing short of brilliant.
8 people found this helpful
Joseph ArgenioReviewed in the United States on May 12, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Stops get stuck ruins the film. Amazon streaming is a rip off
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Stops get stuck ruins the film. Amazon streaming is a rip off
Stops get stuck ruins the film. Amazon streaming is a rip off
Stops get stuck ruins the film. Amazon streaming is a rip off
Stops get stuck ruins the film. Amazon streaming is a rip off
Stops get stuck ruins the film. Amazon streaming is a rip off
Stops get stuck ruins the film. Amazon streaming is a rip off
Stops get stuck ruins the film. Amazon streaming is a rip off
Stops get stuck ruins the film. Amazon streaming is a rip off
Stops get stuck ruins the film. Amazon streaming is a rip off
Stops get stuck ruins the film. Amazon streaming is a rip off
Stops get stuck ruins the film. Amazon streaming is a rip off
Stops get stuck ruins the film. Amazon streaming is a rip off
Stops get stuck ruins the film. Amazon streaming is a rip off
Stops get stuck ruins the film. Amazon streaming is a rip off
Stops get stuck ruins the film. Amazon streaming is a rip off
Stops get stuck ruins the film. Amazon streaming is a rip off
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