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Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)

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After a series of paintings by an unknown artist are discovered, a supernatural force enacts revenge on those who have allowed their greed to get in the way of art.

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Dan Gilroy

Writer:

Dan Gilroy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jake Gyllenhaal ... Morf Vandewalt
Rene Russo ... Rhodora Haze
Zawe Ashton ... Josephina
Tom Sturridge ... Jon Dondon
Toni Collette ... Gretchen
Natalia Dyer ... Coco
Daveed Diggs ... Damrish
John Malkovich ... Piers
Billy Magnussen ... Bryson
Alan Mandell Alan Mandell ... Dease
Mig Macario ... Cloudio
Nitya Vidyasagar ... Gita
Sedale Threatt Jr. ... Ed
Keith Bogart ... Husband at Art Basel Will Call
Sofia Toufa ... Wife at Art Basel Will Call
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Storyline

After a series of paintings by an unknown artist are discovered, a supernatural force enacts revenge on those who have allowed their greed to get in the way of art.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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All art is dangerous. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language, some sexuality/nudity and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Velvet Buzzsaw See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Netflix See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Rene Russo and John Malkovich were in a film together before, the political thriller called In the Line of Fire (1993). See more »

Goofs

Several characters are seen smoking in the galleries. This is a major breach of etiquette in the art world and likely against laws regarding smoking in public (filmed in Miami, there is a Florida statute banning public smoking). See more »

Quotes

Josephina: I make you hard, huh?
Morf Vandewalt: You make me confused.
Josephina: Tough headspace for a critic.
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Crazy Credits

During the first part of the credits, Piers is creating art in the sand. See more »

Soundtracks

Who Is Speaking
Written by Jonathan Meiburg, Emily Cross and Daniel Duszynski
Performed by Loma
Courtesy of Sub Pop Records
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2 February 2019 | by thomasjay-52277See all my reviews

The trailer in hindsight might've given away a lot of what happens in film but to truly get anything from it you must watch the film itself. A relatively short one at just under 1 hour 50 it manages to put a lot to the audience and develop a grand conspiracy which is actually quite interesting. Sadly a lot of it is glossed over completely after an initial introduction but it still manages to function as a film. A lot of the characters are well created and serve the greater purpose of narrative aid and building the commentary but a lot is fairly forgettable. An interesting message and core meaning it's a fairly decent film which is worth your time


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