Time Out says
Wed Jul 20 2005From the outset of this overwrought biopic, the famed Jewish-Italian painter (Garcia) is established as a self-destructive rebel: He drinks instead of taking care of his family, spits in potential patrons' faces and pisses off Picasso (Djalili), who is alternately his confidant and nemesis. But instead of trying to provide insight into this genius's debilitating madness, Davis prefers to wallow in incoherent and clichéd misery, punctuated by poetically oblique imagery. For all its art-house trappings, Modigliani is at heart a Hollywood flick, complete with mind-numbing dialogue ("You can't change destiny"), cheesy music and a climactic art competition concluded by a slowly started round of applause.
Cast and crew
Andy Garcia, Eva Herzigova, Udo Kier, Omid Djalili, Hyppolite Girardot, Elsa Zylberstein
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