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5x2 Reviews

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Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
July 23, 2005
Gaston said it best: 'It's a bore.'
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
July 22, 2005
Ozon, as he's shown in his many recent films (particularly Under the Sand), knows a thing or two about love and loss; 5x2 achingly demonstrates both.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
July 21, 2005
These aren't puzzle pieces that fit snuggly together but fragments of character in revealing moments when weakness or pettiness overcome calm and affection.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
July 7, 2005
Unwinds with absolute clarity and sure style, and Freiss and Bruni-Tedeschi make an interesting couple, if not a truly memorable one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 7, 2005
Neither Marion, with her melancholy stares, nor Gilles, with his detachment and his cigarettes, appears more than a character sketch.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
July 1, 2005
It's fascinating, like watching the collapse of a building in reverse.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
July 1, 2005
The film is Bergman's Scenes From a Marriage without the boring parts -- wait, I'm not supposed to say that.
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
June 24, 2005
The inevitability of the conceit could wear on us, were it not for the lived-in performances of the cast, most important Bruni-Tedeschi and Freiss.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 24, 2005
You can get an idea of the two seemingly contradictory truths about this movie: It's not much fun, and it's impossible to stop watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
June 24, 2005
Clever and fascinating, but it's ultimately a downer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
June 24, 2005
We never get to know the twosome, and the intense curiosity generated by the opening scene starts to wane severely.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 24, 2005
Repellent... borderline offensive."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
June 22, 2005
Sympathies sway back-and-forth between the wife and the husband, but never within the same episode, making Ozon just another god from the machine
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
June 22, 2005
...we learn a few barely interesting things about the characters, and we are given no reason to care.
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
June 17, 2005
Marion and Gilles act in ways that rarely prove predictable but usually make a haunting kind of emotional sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
June 17, 2005
[Seems] less like scenes from a marriage than highlights from a gay man's fevered nightmare of what it would be like to be a straight married couple.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

E! Online
June 17, 2005
Expect lots of silences and brooding to convey the everyday tragedy of dying love.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
June 16, 2005
Absent a meaty rationale, reading the story of a marriage backward smacks of derivative gimmickry.
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
June 12, 2005
Director Ozon intrigues us by not obsessing about his charaters' motivations.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide
June 10, 2005
A wickedly entertaining bit of domestic tragedy: It's strongly acted; remarkably cohesive, given the unusual format.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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