At Eternity's Gate

At Eternity's Gate

At Eternity's Gate

Willem Dafoe is Dutch Post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh in this biographical drama from the director of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Follows the artist's time in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, France. Co-stars Rupert Friend, Oscar Isaac, Mads Mikkelsen and Diving Bell lead Mathieu Amalric.

2018Rating: M111 minsUK, France, USA, Ireland, SwitzerlandFrench and English with English subtitles
DramaTrue Story & BiographyHistorical
88%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

The film's vision of van Gogh is honest and incisive and, at the same time, unabashedly romantic. You might call it a portrait of the artist as the world's first flower child.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

An incomplete exercise that lacks crucial emotional brushstrokes despite a rich palette and a piano-heavy score, At Eternity's Gate still offers the thrill of being inside an artistic process, adoringly interpreted.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

This man, much like the real one, is acutely aware of his fragilities. Yet by adamantly focusing above all else on van Gogh's work - and its transporting ecstasies - Schnabel has made not just an exquisite film but an argument for art.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A strong, valuable and intelligent performance from Dafoe, capably captured by Schnabel.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

At Eternity's Gate, in its best moments, is an intoxicating experience. For the very few moments Schnabel over-reaches, there are a dozen others where he will drop your jaw in wonder. I loved this film.

5.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Offers little excitement or fresh insight.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An unbridled portrait of the painful but productive final years in the life of Vincent van Gogh, a role inhabited with the acrid lucidity of madness by Willem Dafoe.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...stronger as the character becomes more intense and arguably unhinged.

0

A very interestingly shot movie - opening with a shaky cam and lots of close ups and echoing dialogue for added effect to capture Vincent's inner turmoil. As good as Loving Vincent - Willem Dafoe gives a compelling performance that seems sincere to the subject material surrounding Vincent Van Gogh's life.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

The film's vision of van Gogh is honest and incisive and, at the same time, unabashedly romantic. You might call it a portrait of the artist as the world's first flower child.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

An incomplete exercise that lacks crucial emotional brushstrokes despite a rich palette and a piano-heavy score, At Eternity's Gate still offers the thrill of being inside an artistic process, adoringly interpreted.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

This man, much like the real one, is acutely aware of his fragilities. Yet by adamantly focusing above all else on van Gogh's work - and its transporting ecstasies - Schnabel has made not just an exquisite film but an argument for art.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A strong, valuable and intelligent performance from Dafoe, capably captured by Schnabel.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

At Eternity's Gate, in its best moments, is an intoxicating experience. For the very few moments Schnabel over-reaches, there are a dozen others where he will drop your jaw in wonder. I loved this film.

5.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Offers little excitement or fresh insight.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An unbridled portrait of the painful but productive final years in the life of Vincent van Gogh, a role inhabited with the acrid lucidity of madness by Willem Dafoe.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...stronger as the character becomes more intense and arguably unhinged.

0

A very interestingly shot movie - opening with a shaky cam and lots of close ups and echoing dialogue for added effect to capture Vincent's inner turmoil. As good as Loving Vincent - Willem Dafoe gives a compelling performance that seems sincere to the subject material surrounding Vincent Van Gogh's life.

4.0
0