• R, 1 hr. 45 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:    Luis Bu˝uel
  • In Theaters:    Apr 10, 1968 Wide
  • On DVD:    Jan 22, 2002
  • Miramax Zoe

Belle de Jour Reviews

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic
September 7, 2011

Full Review | Original Score: A

Variety
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March 26, 2009

Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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August 3, 2006

A delicacy, a passionate and compassionate study of erotica.

Full Review | Original Score: A-
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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July 1, 2006

It is possibly the best-known erotic film of modern times, perhaps the best.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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April 19, 2006

Of all the supposedly challenging attractions playing locally in our supposedly more enlightened era, the most compellingly erotic and entertaining spectacle is still provided by Belle de Jour

Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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April 11, 2006

This silly little masterpiece regards Deneuve as the goddess of light she really was -- a figment of our collective appetite for the unreal.


Time Out
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January 26, 2006

Renata Adler
New York Times
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May 20, 2003

Every detail has been so carefully thought out that seeing it again is like seeing it in another key.

Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
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June 18, 2002

A wise, enormously enjoyable film about the power of fantasy -- a toast to the importance of dreams.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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January 1, 2000

Much of the film works because of the capable acting of Deneuve.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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January 1, 2000

The director may have been ahead of his time, but he displays no more compassion for his characters than a psycho killer shows for his victims.


Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic
April 10, 1968

Full Review | Original Score: A