Woman in Gold

Woman in Gold

Woman in Gold

Ryan Reynolds, Katie Holmes, Daniel Brühl and Oscar-winner Helen Mirren star in this true legal drama centred on Holocaust refugee Maria Altman (Mirren). Altman took the Austrian government to court in order to secure artworks - works by symbolist painter Gustav Klimt - that belonged to her family but were stolen by the Nazis in World War II. From the director of My Week with Marilyn.

2015Rating: M, Offensive language109 minsUSA, UK
DramaTrue Story & Biography

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Flicks, Giles Hardie

Flicks, Giles Hardie

There is no doubting the impact of the story behind Woman in Gold. At the turn of the century, Maria Altmann, a Jewish Austrian who had fled her home on the eve of World War II, pursued legal action both in Austria and in her new home the United States, seeking the return of the artwork that had been stolen from her family home by the Nazis. Specifially a series of landscapes and portraits by the Austrian master Gustav Klimt.

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Variety

Variety

This is manufactured sentiment, less interested in provoking thought than in manipulating emotion...

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Total Film

Total Film

Redeemed by a vital central performance – and some vivid flashbacks.

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Time Out

Time Out

The stuff of a workmanlike true-life drama, spoon-feeding its audience a steady diet of speeches and schmaltz.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

The film seems to think the mere presence of Mirren as a wisecracking widow will be enough for us to forgive it a multitude of sins.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

[Pushes] too hard and too forcefully, laying on schmaltz where none is needed.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

This is a stodgy crusade-for-justice drama, directed and written with minimal flair.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Even with a starry cast, the stirring true story is this drama’s standout feature.

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