Caravaggio

User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4

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  1. YoonC.
    Sep 15, 2003
    5
    Dull or is it befuddling? A muted, slow paced, and enigmatic portrayal of a Renaissance master. Modernist in approach, indecipherable as drama, art critique, or anything else.
Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. 80
    Much of the joy of the film is to be found in the way Jarman and his team recreate the look and color of the original paintings.
  2. 50
    In a sense, Caravaggio has less to do with its ostensible subject than with Jarman's own insistence on sensual, and largely homoerotic, expression, though there's a feeling of stifling enclosure to the images Jarman invents, of eros turned inward, toward private fantasy and longing, rather than outward to a world of real possibility.
  3. Less a movie than an act of vandalism.