After Sex Reviews

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Weak, superficial, and unconvincing, it turns what could have been a searing experience into a trite, overwrought melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Oz
eFilmCritic.com
November 4, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
There's never a sense that anything's at stake for Diane; there don't seem to be any dire consequences of her actions.
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
July 12, 2002
Narcissistic, skin-deep, cautionary tale about the dangers of middle-aged married women having flings with young men.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
By the end of the film, we have come to admire Rouan's courage as a performer and a filmmaker, in following Diane's mania as far as it will go.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kevin Lally
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
This raw, compelling drama of amour fou is an emotional tour de force for RoŘan.
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 1, 2000
Wonderful at bringing out an adage repeated by Diane: 'When you're twenty and love goes wrong, you cry because you think you'll never love anyone again. After 40, you cry because it's far more likely that you never will again.'
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
an unusual film about human sexual relations - both because it's told completely from the woman's perspective and because it shows graphically but always tastefully the heat of passion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
January 1, 2000
Rouan's writing, as far as can be judged from subtitles, is pointed and vital. Her performance is superb.
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Rouan succeeds in showing both the dark and light sides of passion.
| Original Score: 3/5
Steve Davis
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
As a director, Rouan benefits from some terrific performances, not the least of which is her own.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
A hauntingly honest and provocative look at what an all-consuming love can in fact consume.
Stephen Farber
Movieline
March 6, 2002
The French may imbue romantic and sexual turmoil with a bit too much sturm and drang, but at least they examine intimate emotions that Americans nervously avoid.
Ed Scheid
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
The film is dominated by the raw intensity of Rouan's performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 13, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5

E! Online
January 1, 2000
In the end, pursuit of shallow torrid sex can't fully explain her sketchy motivation for discarding her perfect life, but the tragic overtones are palpable throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
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David Stratton
Variety
March 26, 2009
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Matt Easterbrook
Matt's Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
Gemma Files
eye WEEKLY
January 1, 2000
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 27, 2007
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