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  • Summary: This film portrays the untold story of the bitter rivalry between Modigliani and Picasso. Two men whose envy of each other is fuelled by their brilliance, their arrogance, their passions. (Bauer Martinez Studios)
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 6 out of 10
  1. Garcia has his moments as a wild man but the script never really allows him to plumb the artist's emotional depths.
  2. Reviewed by: Lisa Nesselson
    50
    Can't overcome a didactic script.
  3. The lushness of a Modigliani is largely absent from Modigliani.
  4. Reviewed by: Kim Morgan
    30
    A tiresome, hammy and ultimately annoying portrait of the artist as a young drunk.
  5. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    25
    An Iranian comedian named Omad Djalili plays Picasso, that sexually combustible Spanish bull, with all the earth-shaking allure of, say, Andy Richter.
  6. Deeply silly and tendentious.
  7. The best and maybe the only use to be made of the catastrophic screen biography Modigliani is to serve as a textbook outline of how not to film the life of a legendary artist.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 4 out of 9
  1. Lanique
    Jan 17, 2006
    10
    Anything incredible gotta have a little repulse, otherwise it'll turn boring. For this particular case the movie stands alone, here a Anything incredible gotta have a little repulse, otherwise it'll turn boring. For this particular case the movie stands alone, here a repulse would be the critics' reviews. Collapse
  2. OdessaF.
    Oct 6, 2005
    10
    Great movie!!! Excellent performances by Andy Garcia and rest of the cast. This movie really captures the spirits of Paris around that time. Great movie!!! Excellent performances by Andy Garcia and rest of the cast. This movie really captures the spirits of Paris around that time. A beautiful and tragic love story too! Don't miss it. It is now out on DVD. Expand
  3. StephaneeH.
    Oct 6, 2005
    9
    I feel the critics were very wronge! I felt it was a wonderful movie and great preformances that left me wanting for more.
  4. Aug 17, 2010
    8
    This is a film that, from what I gather, the critics hated with passion. I agree that Modigliani as a film has major flaws. Although for theThis is a film that, from what I gather, the critics hated with passion. I agree that Modigliani as a film has major flaws. Although for the most part the performance of the actors is decent, and in some instances remarkable, by moments the film drifts into melodrama. That was particularly so when the camera visits the studio of the painters competing for the Salon des artists prize. This was a dramatically critical moment for the narrative because it depicts the serenity of an artist who otherwise was a talented man drifting rapidly into alcoholism and self-destructive behavior. Unfortunately, at a critical moment when the director failed in imparting adequate acting directions to the other actors, forcing them to over play the stress of the characters they were representing. This scene accounts for the film's major failure. A more sober performance by the actors would have produced the wonderful dramatic contrasting effect sought by a beautiful musical soundtrack. Yet, and in spite of its failures, the film was able to recover much of its luster. The last scene saved the film from being an abject failure. I am referring to the scene when, once concluded Modigliani's funeral, Picasso - Amadeo Modigliani's nemesis - noted the child. This scene, as the once in the bar depicting Modiglianiâ Expand
  5. NicolaM.
    Oct 10, 2005
    2
    Simply an atrocious movie, painful to watch. Woefully overacted, with more hams than a butcher shop. Picasso was played by Bud Abbot. Really Simply an atrocious movie, painful to watch. Woefully overacted, with more hams than a butcher shop. Picasso was played by Bud Abbot. Really a bad bad bad movie. Expand
  6. EarlM.
    Mar 25, 2006
    2
    Tiresome, poor representation of the artist's life--do not waste your time!
  7. FrenchieY.
    Apr 1, 2007
    1
    Simply an insult to all poets, painters and lovers, a dull, overacted abortion!

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