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Augustine Reviews

Tom Long
Detroit News
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By the film's end, it's clear what Augustine is running from, but it's hard to grasp where she was in the first place.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: C

July 11, 2013
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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That the film raises interesting questions might be good enough, except that, while the movie goes about denying us information we want, it gives us details we don't need. "Augustine" churns slowly and doesn't make for compelling viewing.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

July 5, 2013
Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
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French physician Jean-Martin Charcot hypnotized, photographed and exhibited a hysteric, as does French director Alice Winocour for a clinical love story and empowerment tale.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times

June 27, 2013
Godfrey Cheshire
Chicago Sun-Times
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Ultimately, while this character-based drama proves consistently engrossing, it leaves various pertinent and fascinating issues frustratingly unexplored.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 21, 2013
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
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The psychosexual drama plays out beneath the surface -- the movie is so understated it sometimes feels inert.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

June 21, 2013
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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Fiercely yet faithfully imagined by... Alice Winocur, [the film] is not exclusively a mystery. It's also part love story, part horror story, as well as a parable of gender, power and the enduring enigma that is the mind-body connection.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3/4

June 20, 2013
Peter Keough
Boston Globe
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Winocour does not reduce her characters to caricatures, but depicts them as unwitting actors in the tragedy of a pathological society.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

June 20, 2013
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Though the tone is solemn, I took the finale as a knowing, agreeably dirty joke.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 20, 2013
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
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The writer-director Alice Winocour creates a kind of subdued excitement of discovery.

Full Review Source: The New Republic

June 13, 2013
John Anderson
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The hysterics contained in Alice Winocour's "Augustine" -- and "hysteria" is what it's about -- can't obscure the understated, smoldering subtext of what is a sometimes playfully smart and irony-laden story.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

May 31, 2013
Richard Brody
New Yorker
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Vague conjurings of mood take the place of insight, sentiment takes the place of complexity, and a clumsy and superficial attention to the rigid script keeps the movie from coming to life.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

May 20, 2013
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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A dark, and rather disturbing debut.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 3/4

May 17, 2013
Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
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Winocour skillfully films Augustine being exhibited for other doctors in several disturbingly erotic scenes, but elsewhere Soko's stolid, one-note demeanor takes a toll.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 17, 2013
John Anderson
Wall Street Journal
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Soko is terrific, but it is Mr. Lindon who delivers the performance of the film, his internalized consternation amounting to an eloquent dispatch from the war between the sexes.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

May 16, 2013
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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Ms. Winocour is not inclined to turn "Augustine" into a neatly moralized fable of a predator and his victim. Rather, the film is what might be called a melodrama of transference ...

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 5/5

May 16, 2013
Mark Jenkins
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Visually, the film conjures the past with shadowy interiors and harsh light. Winocour, who also scripted, often makes her points without words.

Full Review Source: NPR

May 16, 2013
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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[A] somber, intelligent period drama ...

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

May 16, 2013
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
AV Club
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Its world is small but convincing.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B-

May 16, 2013
Ernest Hardy
Village Voice
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The film is something of a paradox, simultaneously passionate and dispassionate, its ending tethered to both bruised triumph and a sense of things falling apart.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 14, 2013
Eric Hynes
Time Out New York
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Plays like a gothic prequel to David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method, one in which human flesh is viewed as both horrific and erotic terrain.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 4/5

May 14, 2013
Leslie Felperin
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Anchored by two intense, intertwined perfs by veteran Vincent Lindon and relative newcomer Soko, this period drama offers a coolly febrile study of madness, Victorian sexual politics and power.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 24, 2012
Neil Young
Hollywood Reporter
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Overall, this is a handsomely-mounted period picture which transcends the stuffiness of costume-drama with sufficient aplomb...

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

May 20, 2012
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