Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Tim Robey
    May 26, 2014
    100
    It’s beautifully organised, and there’s no way you could possibly watch it without learning all kinds of stuff.
  2. Reviewed by: Oliver Lyttelton
    May 26, 2014
    83
    Wiseman's film is the most nourishing example of cinematic brain food you'll have all year.
  3. Reviewed by: Ed Frankl
    May 26, 2014
    80
    In his signature style, without talking heads, narration or explanatory context, Wiseman takes us straight into the London gallery itself and the inhabitants inside - both human and paint-form.
  4. Reviewed by: Jay Weissberg
    May 26, 2014
    80
    The effect of National Gallery is to reinforce the notion that paintings are objects to know and understand.
  5. Reviewed by: Jordan Mintzer
    May 26, 2014
    70
    National Gallery feels closer to a pure aesthetic investigation than an organizational exposé, and in that respect is reminiscent of recent Paris-set films like Crazy Horse or La Danse, mostly allowing the art to speak for itself.

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