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Rated PG-13 · 106 min. · 2014

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Christoph Waltz seems like a perfectly nice guy in real life, but as a screen actor, he radiates an unlikeable menace that makes him wrong for the lead role in Tim Burton's latest. The otherwise engaging film is based on the true story of Walter Keane (Waltz), who built a fraudulent pop-art empire in the '50s and '60s from paintings of kids with oversized eyes. But it was later revealed that his wife, Margaret (an excellent Amy Adams, whose eyes are the most interesting here), was the actual creator of the paintings, and that Walter was a world-class charlatan. Though he turned out to be a bad guy, he's not supposed to start out that way. But Waltz immediately puts us on guard. Visual weirdness is Burton's subject rather than his style here, and he uses it to probe some new themes about art, feminism and deception. Too bad a serious casting error handicaps them from the start.


See our full review: Tim Burton directs the incredible true story of a kitsch-art con man in <i>Big Eyes</i>

Tim Burton directs the incredible true story of a kitsch-art con man in Big Eyes

Burton's otherwise engaging film is handicapped by questionable casting in the lead role. »

Official Site: bigeyesfilm.com
Director: Tim Burton
Writer: Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski
Cast: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Krsyten Ritter and Jason Schwartzman

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