March 15, 2015
An extraordinary story starring by two old actors who give acting classes and a great script without mistakes. 10/10
March 18, 2015
It's rear to see a film about old people. Here we meet Georges and Anne, a couple of retired music teachers in their eighties. This is a very real film, with loads of humanity and emotions. Haneke says it's his most personal one. However it still got that sense that something terrible is going to happen real soon. His signature touch.
Lovely in every way. Superbly acted, superbly directed. Slow, in a way I guess, but I never found it boring. Simple but perfected, it's in no way unreal - it's very honest. No shots are unnecessary. Not even two seconds of the film. Impressive since it's all shot in a few rooms of a house. loads of great scenes, I dig the pigeon scene especially. It makes you think afterwards. Was it really a love story? What about the crimes? Death versus dying? Fantastic.
Many people would say it's super sad. Well, I think not. It's emotional all right, but it's a very natural and beautiful film. No dramatic or true sentimental stuff are shown. It's an honouring of love in a way.
Huppert is there of course, but there are really just two actors here. They really deliver. One of my top three Haneke's, maybe even my favorite. It has more warmth than his other flicks, still it's a classic Haneke. Surely one of the best films of 2012.
I wanted to learn how to play the piano after watching this. Piano teachers better have their phones plugged in.
9.5 out of 10 pigeons.
February 21, 2015
Doesn't dip into sentimentality but portrays the struggle with end of life decisions with an honest approach. Which, of course, means there are moments in which it's hard not to feel so much pain for the characters and the decisions made.
February 10, 2015
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January 31, 2015
We do not like talking about old age, and we do not like talking about death. In the beautiful 'Amour', Michael Haneke tackles both subjects with unflinching but gentle honesty. Moving, uncomfortable and, in one unforgettable scene, shocking - this is one of those rare movies that Roger Ebert would have described as 'life itself'.
July 9, 2013
Deep, sad, heart wrenching, inspirational story. A bit depressing but a well made, engrossing movie with a stunning performance from Emmanuelle Riva. Jennifer Lawrence won the Oscar for Best Actress ahead of her. UNBELIEVABLE
January 30, 2015
A completely devastating and unflinching look at old age though an amazing screenplay and two unbearably good performances. Full review later.
January 11, 2013
Extremely disorienting. Don't know how to feel about this film.
January 18, 2015
This is a hard movie to recommend due to the subject matter, but if so inclined, Emmanuelle Riva's performance is outstanding.
January 14, 2015
A simple, yet gut wrenching story. Superb acting by both leads.
January 10, 2015
A French drama about an elderly couple forced to deal with the trouble that comes to many couples that stay together so long, when one of them gets sick, and the other must learn to take care of them. It really shows how hard this time in a marriage can be, and how it affects both parties involved. It is a sad movie, but a good one if you can deal with subtitles.
July 30, 2013
Made my girlfriend cry. Good acting, not my cup of tea since my grandma went through the same stuff.
December 9, 2014
Tin katara mou na exeis Haneke!
February 22, 2013
I have never really "got" Michael Haneke. I have found myself to be underwhelmed by his films ("Cache", "The White Ribbon") or outright hostile towards them (both versions of "Funny Games"). I have not seen a lot of his films, and I grant that many of his earlier films sound like films I would like, but I generally don't get what people see in him. This film is a marked exception. It's probably the best film I have ever seen on the topic of love. It's not about romantic love ... it's about the kind of love that develops between people over the course of long relationships. It depicts the kind of sacrifices one will unquestioningly make for someone one loves, and depicts it in a very straightforward, non-emotional manner. It should be a very tough film to watch, but it somehow isn't since Haneke steadfastly refuses to be manipulative. I think it's a masterpiece.
December 3, 2014
Belissimo, certo non é una leggerezza, come sempre capita con Haneke.
December 1, 2014
It's definitely the softest and most accessible thing he's ever done, but it nonetheless remains a Michael Haneke movie, and I'm never not on board for that.
March 28, 2013
Emmanuelle Riva ("Hiroshima Mon Amour") y Jean-Louis Trintignant ("Un Hombre y una Mujer") interpretan a una pareja de casados entrada en edad, en la nueva película del brutal director Michael Haneke ("Funny Games", "La Cinta Blanca") que lleva por título "Amour". Esta es una cinta de amor al estilo Haneke: un trabajo que perturba emocionalmente y que nos hace pensar en lo que nos deparará el destino. Citando a un amigo, para Haneke el amor es lo que es: algo crudo, doloroso y realista.
February 24, 2013
While the film was very slow and bleak no one can deny the beauty in its execution. With little to no music we are taken into the living and breathing moments with the characters, sometimes even as the characters.
The subject is a horrific one but one of life. There is great sorrow but also great joy in this film. I would only recommend it to certain people. The cinematography is utterly minimalist and that really excites me. The frames are treated like paintings and it sets a tone for the film that is quite something. Like a series of still lifes. The closing of the film is very very special as moments of reality and imagination shift into a very beautiful metaphor. There is a mystique to it, something wonderful.
June 5, 2014
Glacially paced but starkly intimate, Amour is a beautifully shot film that breathes by the performances of its two leads.
June 5, 2014
Things will go on, and then one day it will all be over.