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Alice et Martin (Alice and Martin) (2000)

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Average Rating: 6.6/10
Critic Reviews: 15
Fresh: 11 | Rotten: 4

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In this romantic French drama, auteur Andre Techine offers an intense, intimate look inside the complex relationship between two emotionally dysfunctional people. Neither Alice (Juliette Binoche) nor Martin (Alexis Loret) seem emotionally healthy enough to sustain a relationship, but somehow they manage to stay together amidst their many personal problems. The two met in Paris, where Martin fled after escaping the oppression of his recently deceased tyrannical father. Once in the City of Light,

Jan 23, 2001

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All Critics (46) | Top Critics (16) | Fresh (26) | Rotten (17)

An involving love story between two emotionally damaged outsiders.

March 3, 2008 Full Review Source: Variety
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The sheer neurotic intensity of Techine's characters -- characteristically stretching both backward and forward in time, as in a Faulkner novel--holds one throughout, as does Techine's masterful direction and many of the other performances.

March 3, 2008 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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Alice and Martin is not to be missed, particularly in this endless lull of summer.

April 27, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Observer
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For all the increasing sophistication of Téchiné's technique, the emotions he deals with are basic, and all the more powerful for it.

February 9, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Techine keeps a tight rein on his actors' dramatics.

July 21, 2005 Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle
Houston Chronicle
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Alice et Martin has its faults, but there's some real meat here, in the performances and direction.

August 8, 2001 Full Review Source: Salon.com
Salon.com
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Binoche and newcomer Loret give committed performances, but Alice and Martin's romance is never completely convincing.

January 8, 2010 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
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This staid, somber film is heartening proof that what doesn't kill us might indeed make us stronger.

March 3, 2008 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Andre Téchiné extracts superb performances and finds drama in the everyday moments of human interaction.

March 3, 2008 Full Review Source: Film4
Film4

An excellent cast goes far to redeem >Alice and Martin.

March 1, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Binoche's character is sketchily drawn. Although she gives an admirable, unshowy performance, her role is underwritten, with the script frequently using her as the engine that propels the plot.

June 5, 2005 Full Review Source: MovieMartyr.com
MovieMartyr.com

The movie is long, but doesn't feel that way, and despite a dearth of interesting visuals after the first 20 minutes, it makes for a welcome change of pace from Hollywood

February 27, 2004
New Times

Its mystery resonates long after the film ends.

September 7, 2003 Full Review Source: culturevulture.net
culturevulture.net

Falls just shy of greatness.

March 10, 2003 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

Director André Téchiné here eschews that French lightness and opts instead for what is apparently supposed to pass for psychological profundity.

October 21, 2002 Full Review Source: San Diego Metropolitan
San Diego Metropolitan

This long-winded, uninteresting, uninvolving and tedious French pic is another example of a filmmaker (Andre Techine) who's too involved with one of his cast members

July 9, 2002 Full Review Source: Zap2it.com
Zap2it.com

With his thirteenth feature, André Téchiné conducts a masterly dissection of male hysteria.

March 5, 2002 Full Review Source: Sight and Sound
Sight and Sound

Everything that's wrong with French cinema is on display in Alice et Martin.

August 28, 2001 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

I was disappointed to learn that the whole drama hinged on a single traumatic event, but in the meantime, I was happy to spend time with the people.

May 24, 2001 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

A combination mystery and character study in which the more we learn, the less we care.

January 30, 2001 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
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