Surviving Picasso
Surviving Picasso (1996)

This unusual biography of the renowned Spanish artist Pablo Picasso is a Merchant-Ivory film. The team of director James Ivory, producer Ismail Merchant, and screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala has been responsible for many period dramas,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 4, 1996
DVD Release Date: March 25, 1997
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Critic Score: 32% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Daniel M. Kimmel

...a stunning debut by Natascha McElhone...

Nick Davis
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Ambition notwithstanding, Surviving Picasso fails prodigiously, mostly out of its own confusion over who it is about and what it wants to say.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

When it is over we are left with the conclusion that if Picasso had not been a great artist, this story would not have much mattered; as a beast toward women, he was nothing special.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality & Practice

Covers ten turbulent years in the life of this major luminary of 20th century art.

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John Richardson
The New York Review of Books

Surviving Picasso not only fails to entertain; it puts the artist and his work at considerable risk by playing into the hands of modern-art-haters, in this respect like the book on which it claims to be based.

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Like a movie star, Picasso had many relationships. This movie is about one of those relationships in fact, between Picasso at 60 and a 20's year old… More