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      Caravaggio

      Released Dec 31, 1986 1h 29m History Drama TRAILER for Caravaggio: Trailer 1 List Caravaggio: Trailer 1 Caravaggio: Trailer 1 1:43 View more videos
      82% Tomatometer 11 Reviews 68% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings This fictional portrait of Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (Nigel Terry) follows the painter as he wanders the streets, often using prostitutes and homeless people as models for his work, which was lauded in his own time. Involved with two very different lovers, Ranuccio (Sean Bean) and Lena (Tilda Swinton), Caravaggio leads a troubled life in spite of his relative success, with his reckless behavior steering him towards an early grave. Read More Read Less

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      Paul Attanasio Washington Post I may be a dull fellow, but from the very beginning of Caravaggio, I hadn't the slightest idea as to what Jarman was up to. Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Michael Bronski Gay Community News (Boston) What emerges is a passionate story of a bisexual artist... who falls in love with a street thug. Aug 25, 2022 Full Review Robin Holabird Robin Holabird Jarman's best achievement in the film comes from recreating the staging of Caravaggio paintings. Lighting, colors, and sets mix beautifully along with the faces and figures of such renowned performers as Tilda Swinton and Sean Bean. Aug 11, 2021 Full Review Andrew L. Urban Urban Cinefile Famed for its fabulously evocative recreation of the light/shade luminosity of Caravaggio's oil paintings, Caravaggio is nevertheless something of a victim of its times....But despite that, it is a wonderfully bold work, simply irresistible to look at Aug 9, 2008 Full Review Beth Accomando KPBS.org Rated: 3/5 Jan 17, 2008 Full Review Thomas Delapa Boulder Weekly Rated: 2/5 Sep 23, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Eric T I've never seen such a combination of artist beauty and gritty reality in one film. Each frame is a masterpiece of composition, yet you can almost taste the dust and dirt. All the performances are top notch and the loving recreation of Caravaggio's works makes this a must see for anyone interested in art, especially the art of film. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/29/23 Full Review John A This film has some striking imagery and features some great actors in very early roles but I found myself way too bored for a film with a premise like this. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Ori Y Jerusalem = Caravaggio=Derek Jarman great character setting. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Promising start and some artistic flair which is fitting but the constant flitting to modern props and the dreamlike analogies are too much. I lost interest after the first half hour and from then onwards it became a slog to get through. How this made sight and Sound's top 250 films is just plain odd. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review s r 1001 movies to see before you die. A fictionalized contrivance of Carvaggio's work that was a struggle to get through. RUS. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review William L Interesting and inventive exploration of creativity and sexuality, with visuals clealry emulating Caravaggio's own style, but often comes off as directionless. The period-incorrect use of different elements was certainly an engaging touch, though it may distance period-film purists. (3/5) Rated 3 out of 5 stars 08/12/20 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis This fictional portrait of Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (Nigel Terry) follows the painter as he wanders the streets, often using prostitutes and homeless people as models for his work, which was lauded in his own time. Involved with two very different lovers, Ranuccio (Sean Bean) and Lena (Tilda Swinton), Caravaggio leads a troubled life in spite of his relative success, with his reckless behavior steering him towards an early grave.
      Director
      Derek Jarman
      Producer
      Sarah Radclyffe
      Screenwriter
      Derek Jarman
      Distributor
      Zeitgeist Films
      Genre
      History, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 31, 1986, Wide
      Rerelease Date (Theaters)
      Apr 16, 2002
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 3, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $3.2K
      Runtime
      1h 29m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby SR, Dolby Digital, Dolby A, Dolby Stereo
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.66:1)