• Studio: Gkids
  • Release Date: May 10, 2013
User Score
6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 2 out of 6

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  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 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.
  2. May 15, 2013
    0
    Worst movie of all time except for Hugo. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Sep 10, 2013
    70
    For those able to overlook the obviousness, The Painting is both beautiful and affecting.
  2. 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.
  3. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    May 23, 2013
    88
    Creative, colorful, and unexpectedly wise, The Painting is the latest offshore animation to show to kids burned out on computer-generated Hollywood toons.