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Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)

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A satire set in the contemporary art world scene of Los Angeles, where big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce.


Dan Gilroy


Dan Gilroy
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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


A satire set in the contemporary art world scene of Los Angeles, where big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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 »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Both Rene Russo and Jake Gyllenhaaal are part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While Russo was Freya through Thor and Thor: the Dark World, Gyllenhall had his debut in Spider Man: Far from Home, taking the mantle of Mysterio. See more »


When Jake Gyllenhaal is at the eye doctors, the settings of the phoropter head in front of his eyes makes no sense. Only eye doctors and optometrists would be able to notice this. See more »


Josephina: Go fuck yourself and lose my number!
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Crazy Credits

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


Featured in FoundFlix: Velvet Buzzshaw (2019) (2019) See more »


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Produced, Mixed, Written, and performed by José Miguel Ortegon
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User Reviews

Unique but was not strong enough to become great.
5 February 2019 | by iconichorror-73302See all my reviews

Velvet Buzzsaw is one of the most unique and ambitious horror idea I've seen in awhile. The paranormal slaying artwork was cool and it was filled with people I wanted to see killed. The unfortunate part is that there was no really likable characters, the only one that got close was John Malkovich but there was not enough scenes to save it. The movie is good but I feel it is going to divide horror fans . There are plenty off beautiful scenes and art and I am really trying to figure out why there were so many shots of eyes I am positive I'm missing something from that and that's why I feel it wont be received well. it has a sense of wonder about it and people today don't like that, they want everything force feed. I recommend giving this one a couple viewings on face book and discover. I personally enjoyed the film but it did not do enough to make a great horror just a good one.

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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


Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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