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  1. Positive: 10 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. Freed from the slavishness of most authorized biography, the film makers try bold strokes.
  2. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    75
    Surviving Picasso is always intelligent and often entertaining, even when it perhaps inevitably takes on the character of an upmarket wax museum. [4 Oct 1996]
  3. An absorbing look at emotional tyranny, with a great screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.
  4. 63
    The movie breaks down into anecdotes that don't flow or build, and everything is narrated by the Gilot character.
  5. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    50
    This movie is a dreary endurance test.
  6. Reviewed by: Tim Appelo
    42
    Surviving Picasso is tasteful, more expensive-looking than it really is, and not nearly as lengthy as it feels. [18 Oct 1996]
  7. Not to put too fine a point on it, Surviving Picasso is merely the worst movie ever made about a painter; worse movies have been made on other subjects, though none comes immediately to mind. [20 Sep 1996]

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