Filmmakers Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey deliver a nostalgic zing reminiscent of the TV drama Mad Men but tread lightly around Charles's mood swings and extramarital affairs.
- Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader, May 11, 2012
A basically adulatory and very lively look at the documentary's subjects.
- Mark Feeney, Boston Globe, December 06, 2011
As fascinating - and at times oblique - as the famous couple themselves.
- David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle, December 01, 2011
- , New York Times, November 18, 2011
There couldn't be a better time to examine the complex and absorbing history of this designing couple, and "Eames: The Architect and the Painter" couldn't be a better vehicle for that examination.
- Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, November 17, 2011
The most gratifying thing about "Eames" is that it shows, in marvelous detail, how their work was an extension of themselves and how their distinct personalities melded into a unique and protean force.
- A.O. Scott, New York Times, November 17, 2011
"I think their marriage was a mystery to everyone," an Eames worker notes-an observation true of every couple that you'll wish the filmmakers had explored more deeply.
- Melissa Anderson, Village Voice, November 15, 2011
Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey's sprightly documentary weighs its subjects' unique accomplishments and widespread influence while probing a relationship more complex than its sunny public face indicated.
- Dennis Harvey, Variety, October 28, 2011
A must for those with an interest in modern design...
- Sura Wood, Hollywood Reporter, October 19, 2011
James Franco narrates in his best museum headset voice.
- Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph, August 03, 2012
This documentary about the famous designers celebrates a unique kind of American creativity that anticipates the digital age.
- Peter Bradshaw, Guardian [UK], August 02, 2012
A disappointingly thin treatment of two pioneers of design.
- Limara Salt, Empire Magazine, August 01, 2012
This attentive and good-looking doc takes a chronological approach to the work and partnership of Charles Eames and his wife Ray, two of the most influential artist-designers of mid twentieth-century America.
- Dave Calhoun, Time Out, July 31, 2012
Much like the creations of its subjects, "Eames" is itself a dazzling, sensory adventure.
- Tom Keogh, Seattle Times, November 25, 2011
It's the archival footage that wows here, showing that before the brand took on yuppie cachet, the Eames team made exquisite objects for the masses.
- Eric Hynes, Time Out New York, November 15, 2011
A must for anyone interested in contemporary design, film and how life and work meld together.
- Basia Cummings, Little White Lies, August 02, 2012
The lack of intimate residue left behind creates cinematic problems that are exacerbated by the movie's general incompetence.
- Joseph Jon Lanthier, Slant Magazine, November 13, 2011