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August 10, 2020
While it looks slick and tries to go boldly cold in the end, Capotondi's film ends up being a mess. Maybe a good television show, but not a great film.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 6, 2020
A seductive noir that, as a whole, comes up empty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 4, 2020
Bang is weirdly listless, and the early spark of passion between him and Debicki gets lost in a muddle of pretentious chatter that lacks the bite to sell itself as consciously self-satirising
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 16, 2020
Wants to appear as a smarter, more cunning version of the film we ultimately get
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 17, 2020
It's been a long time since I've seen a film featuring such a badly miscast actor in the main role, with a plot revolving around him that is such utter nonsense - it is impossible to summon up a reason to care about anything that happens.
August 6, 2020
The Burnt Orange Heresy is so consumed with skewing the world of art that it gets lost in its own artistic ambitions.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
March 12, 2020
[I]n the final minutes, the characters make several choices that defy logic, leaving the audience to wonder what happened to the savvy operators presented in the early parts of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 14, 2020
Unless fascinated by watching actors work their way through of a deeply-flawed script, give it a pass. It is possibly a teaching aid in a class called 'Misogynistic Male Gaze 101'.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 31, 2020
It's not a flattering portrayal of the art critic - a job that bears no resemblance to whatever it is that James does.
March 7, 2020
Elizabeth Debicki and Donald Sutherland are the only parts of the film that remain consistent throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 12, 2019
Lots of pretty things at look at but this is a gritty noir, a hard-edged portrait of a psycho eaten by naked ambition.
August 21, 2020
The result is a flaccid film... But it does raise interesting questions about art, so the discussion afterwards might prove more interesting than the film itself.
March 16, 2020
In the director's attempt to avenge the pure soul of the artist (or filmmaker), the protagonist here is vague and not fleshed out.
August 8, 2020
Without spoiling much, let's just say that the film takes after the prized paintings its main antihero is so consumed by: beautiful but empty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 16, 2020
For the third act, The Burnt Orange Heresy dramatically switches up tones, becoming a more exciting film but also one that doesn't earn the nastiness on display, as it has its major players frustratingly acting out of character
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
September 7, 2019
Halfway through... the air goes out of the shaggy-dog plotting: a climactic pileup of unfortunate events is both rushed and unsurprising, leaving the actors with little room to dart and play.
March 5, 2020
The Burnt Orange Heresy isn't bad; it is just that after a sparkling first half, one wishes it was better.
March 5, 2020
Borrowing from a dozen better movies as it tries to blur the line between a forgery and a masterpiece, Capotondi's film manages to undercut its thesis with each new stroke.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 5, 2020
A bit of a middle-of-the-road fizzer, neither compelling as a cynical critique of the modern art world nor the twisty, seductive neo-noir it's striving to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 12, 2020
There's a constant refrain about the multiple masks we wear through our lives: if The Burnt Orange Heresy had just picked one, it might have been a better film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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