Movie Review: Woman in Gold

Movie Review: Woman in Gold

Woman in Gold Movie Review


I enjoyed this movie about the restitution of the Gustav Klimt painting “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer” (shown below) to it’s rightful owner after it was stolen by the Nazi’s and then re-appropriated by the Austrian government. It is a true story, written with the actual lawyer on the case as a consultant for the movie. It is an inspiring story of the tenacity, courage, and sacrifice sometimes necessary to see that justice is done. Helen Mirren did a great job acting in this.

The first scene shows the commissioned painter working on the piece, and I would have loved to have seen more of those moments. Also, the film referred to five Klimt paintings in all that were involved with the case, and but the other four were never shown, and we never learn where they ended up.

This is a worthwhile and well done movie that portrays this remarkable story well, and it was thankfully void of gratuitous sex and violence. I give it 4 stars.






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  1. […] also visited the Woman in Gold that I discussed in this movie review here on my blog. The painting was much more beautiful in person, since the photos can’t capture the texture […]

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