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The Burnt Orange Heresy Reviews

November 18, 2020
It's lively talk, with attractive performances, but you can't help wondering when the thriller end of the bargain is meant to kick in.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
November 1, 2020
You know that your movie is in trouble when an elfin Mick Jagger pops up as a powerful art dealer and promptly steals the show.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 29, 2020
It's an entertaining and eventful melodrama with some thoughts on art that might put you in mind of Yasmina Reza's stage-play named after the subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 29, 2020
It's well put together, fun performances, and could maybe stand the scrutiny of a rewatch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 28, 2020
The movie keeps threatening a good time only to leave you exhausted long before the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 18, 2020
Giuseppe Capotondi's latest looks at the dark inauthenticity of the art world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 10, 2020
After some implausible and unnecessarily nasty speed bumps, The Burnt Orange Heresy finds its way again. The last 10 minutes or so are picture perfect, so to speak.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 10, 2020
The kind of film we don't get too often anymore...
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 9, 2020
[T]his art-world thriller has enough burnished surfaces, glamorous locations, and dark doings to keep an audience rapt for much of the running time. Yet somehow you may end the movie feeling less full than when you began.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 9, 2020
There are enough elements in The Burnt Orange Heresy to offer a fitfully entertaining 100 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
August 7, 2020
As a thriller, The Burnt Orange Heresy is entirely underwhelming, but that doesn't mean it isn't worth watching.
August 6, 2020
It starts out like one kind of movie, a "To Catch a Thief"-style romp, but turns out to be something much darker and more provocative...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 22, 2020
The plot's revolutions are much creakier than anything out of Highsmith. You know a movie's in trouble when you start worrying about the luggage arrangements and whether or not the butler has been told the guests won't be in for dinner.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
March 11, 2020
Makes for a mostly smart and sexy crime drama, even if it loses steam by the time the ridiculous ending rolls around.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 6, 2020
It all gets kind of nutty and I did not believe Mick Jagger for a second.
March 6, 2020
This film is very arch, educated, and there's not much life underneath it. It's very pretentious and then it gets very cruel... It twists the knife, and I felt numb.
March 6, 2020
The Burnt Orange Heresy-director Giuseppe Capotondi's adaptation of Charles Willeford's 1971 art-world crime novel-has charisma to burn in the form of its stars.
March 6, 2020
A seductive noir that, as a whole, comes up empty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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-
March 5, 2020
While Italian director Giuseppe Capotondi is clearly going for a James M. Cain/Patricia Highsmith feel here, the seductively photographed and well-acted production simply can't gloss over the inconsistencies...
March 5, 2020
There's some grim stuff here, but very little of Willeford's mordant humor.
March 4, 2020
Even if the tale feels a little stale, a little dated, the electric performances between the three main leads -- Claes Bang, Elizabeth Debicki and Donald Sutherland -- restores its sense of mystery.
March 3, 2020
In short, this is fundamentally a movie of surface pleasures, placing gorgeous actors in an equally stunning location and letting them parry with sharp words and lithe, angular bodies.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 28, 2020
The idea that art, like love, is something that you can make or fake, and that surprisingly few people can tell the difference, will always be ripe for exploration. And yet the movie stumbles.
September 9, 2019
The screenplay and the actors ooze charm as well as intelligence early on but the second half is more like a sleek thriller, something that's efficient but less jocular and surprising.
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.