Overall Rank: 10019
Average Rating: 2.5/4
# of Ratings: 17
Theatrical Release Date: 02/01/2019
Genre: Horror, Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Dan Gilroy
Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, John Malkovich, Billy Magnussen, Natalia Dyer, Toni Collette
Plot: When a woman discovers a cache of paintings left behind by a deceased neighbor, they become the new hit of the contemporary art world. But the eerie paintings that invoke such a response soon become to exert a bloody price on those who put greed ahead of art. -- Chris Kavan
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Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/13/2019
I'm don't really get into contemporary art (film and game reviews aside) but I do know that a lot of the current art world is driven by money and that what is defined by "good" art these days is what sells. That being said, there's a wicked streak of dark humor in watching a group of self-indulgent gallery owners, critics and art dealers getting offed by the very art they represent. It helps the film boasts a talented cast as well. Dan Gilroy is a nice fit for the film - and bringing Jake Gyllenhaal along for another ride works out once again.
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ikkegoemikke - wrote on 03/19/2019
Critique is so limiting and emotionally draining.
I’ve always wanted to do something long-form, beyond opinion.
Dip my toe into an exploration of origin and essence.
A metamorphosis of spirit into reality.
I’ve… I’ve never had the vehicle until now.
Regularly I’m asked to watch a low-budget film and to give my opinion about it. And once in a while, I’ll accept such a favor. But when someone asks me, to watch a horror movie every month, and then report on it, I can hardly refuse it. It’s a win-win situation. I’m simply a mega fan of horror. And the one who asked me to do it is someone terrified to watch a horror movie. And when asked which horror I should watch this month, I got the answer “Velvet Buzzsaw“. Well, time to carry out this task so they won’t be …
Matthew Brady - wrote on 02/19/2019
"The admiration I had for your work has completely evaporated."
'Velvet Buzzsaw' feels more like Goosebumps TV movie with the plot summary and overexpose lighting that made it look cheap. This is just sad as I had high hopes for this one, despite 'Roman J. Israel Esq.' leaving a sour taste in my mouth.
There's not a single likable character in this movie. Well maybe Natalia Dyer character who play's the innocent co-worker. What's even worse is they get way too much screen time, which bogs down the pacing, because I couldn't give a sh*t about any of them.
I was pretty bored at times if I have to be honest.
It's unfocused and tries way too hard to be everything - after awhile it forgets about the killer paintings. The critique on the art world, art itself, critics and horror - …
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