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Biography . Romance . Drama

Set in Paris in 1919, biopic centers on the life of late Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, focusing on his last days as well as his rivalry with Pablo Picasso. Modigliani, a Jew, has fallen in love with Jeanne, a young and beautiful Catholic girl. The couple has an illegitimate child, and Jeanne's bigoted parents send the baby to a faraway convent to be raised by nuns. Modigliani is distraught and

Actors: Udo Kier , Andy Garcia , Louis Hilyer , Peter Capaldi , Susie Amy , Miriam Margolyes , Eva Herzigová , Hippolyte Girardot , Omid Djalili , Elsa Zylberstein , Andy García
Directors: Mick Davis
Release: 2004-09-29
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  • Kirk Honeycutt

    Garcia has his moments as a wild man but the script never really allows him to plumb the artist's emotional depths.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Lisa Nesselson

    Can't overcome a didactic script.

    Variety Full Review
  • Scott Brown

    The lushness of a Modigliani is largely absent from Modigliani.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Ken Fox

    The real-life Modigliani did indeed live a short, tragic life, but this factually inaccurate, plodding film makes it feel twice as long.

    TV Guide Magazine Full Review
  • Jami Bernard

    It's hard to take this oddball movie seriously.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Kim Morgan

    A tiresome, hammy and ultimately annoying portrait of the artist as a young drunk.

    L.A. Weekly Full Review
  • Kyle Smith

    An Iranian comedian named Omad Djalili plays Picasso, that sexually combustible Spanish bull, with all the earth-shaking allure of, say, Andy Richter.

    New York Post Full Review
  • Carina Chocano

    Deeply silly and tendentious.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • R. Emmet Sweeney

    Sadly, instead of situating the l'amour fou in the artistic ferment of the period (1917-1920), Davis twists the period to fit the story.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • Stephen Holden

    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.

    The New York Times Full Review
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