• Unrated, 1 hr. 10 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Manoel de Oliveira
    In Theaters:
    Jun 8, 2007 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jun 24, 2008
  • New Yorker Films


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Belle Toujours Reviews

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Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 18, 2011
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 17, 2011
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 4/5

November 24, 2008
Wally Hammond
Time Out
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Beautifully, economically, directed, acted and photographed (by Sabine Lancelin), 'Belle Toujours' is essentially an affectionate, witty, often farcical jeu d'esprit, sweetly and knowingly bringing together the old-fashioned and the modern.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 5/6

November 21, 2008
Cath Clarke

There is something reductive in all these talky explanations, nailing down the mysteries of fantasy and dream life that Bu˝uel so audaciously left hanging.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

November 21, 2008
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

Belle Toujours is a teasing charmer from a Portuguese centenarian.

Full Review Source: Financial Times

November 21, 2008

This is London

As an echo of the Bu˝uel masterwork, it could hardly be better in teasing out and expanding on its themes. Effortless artistry, in fact.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 4/5

November 21, 2008
Matthew Turner

A watchable and intriguing drama, with subtle moments of humour, although it's essentially a companion piece to Belle de Jour and doesn't quite stand up on its own.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

November 20, 2008
Jeffrey M. Anderson

Belle Toujours allows Oliveira to reminisce, to be slightly playful and naughty, but still thoughtful.

Full Review Source: Cinematical

June 26, 2008
Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
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Belle Toujours lets us peer at one master embroidering on the legacy of another master.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

August 24, 2007
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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It's also more about class and less about sexual desire.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

August 24, 2007
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The pace is leisurely and patient but there is a spry wit and sly sensibility behind the quietly elegant direction...

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: B

August 17, 2007
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

An often delicious but sometimes baffling experience.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 9, 2007
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews

BELLE TOUJOURS is a minor key companion piece to the original film and would make a great double feature evening either in theaters or at home on DVD.

Full Review Source: Murphy's Movie Reviews | Original Score: B-

July 14, 2007
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

Grabs the psyche like a haunting poem or strange vision.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

June 12, 2007
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Strikes a bittersweet note of loss and persistence that it sustains for its brief but potent running time.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

June 8, 2007
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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The 98-year-old [director] Oliveira addresses the beauty and cruelty of aging with such subtlety that the movie is worth taking on its own terms, as the hard-earned musings of its creator.

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

June 8, 2007

Empire Magazine

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

June 8, 2007
Jan Stuart
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Bu˝uel watchers will cluck with pleasure at that one; neophytes can revel in the steely elegance of [actor] Piccoli, who at 80 (when this film was made) effervesces with the joy of his craft. Belle Toujours glistens with discreet charms.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 7, 2007
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An ill-advised attempt to recall the wickedness of Bu˝uel's original by a director who is coming from a totally different perspective in his filmmaking.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B-

May 27, 2007
Michael Atkinson
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine
August 30, 2007
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