| Original Score: A
A delicacy, a passionate and compassionate study of erotica.
| Original Score: A-
It is possibly the best-known erotic film of modern times, perhaps the best.
| Original Score: 4/4
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
This silly little masterpiece regards Deneuve as the goddess of light she really was -- a figment of our collective appetite for the unreal.
Every detail has been so carefully thought out that seeing it again is like seeing it in another key.
A wise, enormously enjoyable film about the power of fantasy -- a toast to the importance of dreams.
Much of the film works because of the capable acting of Deneuve.
| Original Score: 3/4
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.