Belle de Jour Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Variety
March 26, 2009
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
August 3, 2006
A delicacy, a passionate and compassionate study of erotica.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
July 1, 2006
It is possibly the best-known erotic film of modern times, perhaps the best.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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Renata Adler
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Every detail has been so carefully thought out that seeing it again is like seeing it in another key.
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
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
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Much of the film works because of the capable acting of Deneuve.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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.
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Entertainment Weekly
April 10, 1968
Full Review | Original Score: A