• Studio: Gkids
  • Release Date: May 10, 2013
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
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  1. Reviewed by: Amy Nicholson
    May 23, 2013
    50
    Laguionie's animation is a lovely jumble of thick lines and saturated pastels...But while the artist-as-deity concept was flattering enough to get The Painting nominated for a 2012 Cesar Award, its big ideas about equality and friendship are flatly 2-D.
  2. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    May 10, 2013
    50
    Kids with healthy attention spans may warm to its (literally) colorful characters and outside-the-frame action, but most will find it as lifeless as their parents do.
  3. Reviewed by: Caroline McKenzie
    May 9, 2013
    50
    Its aesthetic employs expressionism, realism, and cubism, but the morality plays are layered on as thickly and haphazardly as a toddler's finger painting.
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. May 10, 2014
    9
    This movie is a work of art - literally. It is surprisingly smart; the characters and plot have depth, the animation is different andThis movie is a work of art - literally. It is surprisingly smart; the characters and plot have depth, the animation is different and beautiful, and the moral is great, too. It has a different feel than most Hollywood films, and is definitely wiser - it's just a feel-good film that warms the heart. Full Review »
  2. May 15, 2013
    0
    Worst movie of all time except for Hugo.Worst movie of all time except for Hugo. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Full Review »