River’s review published on Letterboxd:
You want to know so much about his death, but what do you know of his life?
I have been intrigued by the idea of this film for so long and I had high hopes for the execution. It wasn’t an entire let down as the visuals in Loving Vincent are utterly captivating to watch. The film itself is a pretty pessimistic tribute to Van Gogh, merely focusing on his ultimate demise rather than his artistic and perhaps melancholic life.
The Citizen Kane structured narrative and pacing are a bit dull sometimes and the film really loses most of its momentum in the middle. Artistically, this film is breathtaking to watch and while the plot is quite poorly executed sometimes, the artistic achievement should surely be valued.