Claire's Knee (Le genou de Claire) Reviews

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
April 3, 2003
Somewhere between insulting and repulsive, Claire's Knee purports to be about love but comes across as little more than infantile.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 14, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Claire's Knee is a movie for people who still read good novels, care about good films, and think occasionally.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
February 15, 2015
A constellation of flirtations, glances, smiles and fibs pulled together by Rohmer with an exquisite Lubitsch deadpan, his camera as warm as sunlight and cutting like a scalpel
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
October 3, 2007
| Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
November 23, 2014
[VIDEO ESSAY] As much a French cultural touchstone as a charming and nuanced picture of desire "Claire's Knee" is Eric Rohmer's best-known film.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
January 17, 2003
A masterpiece.
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 18, 2008
Despite their constant chatter, the characters come alive without seeming too intellectual or too removed.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 13, 2002
A charming French film about the tug-of-war between a man's structured beliefs and his desires.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 24, 2009
Rohmer's playful work is both witty and observant.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
October 17, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
January 15, 2005
The question at the center of this almost Shakespearean comedy is this: Why is it better to listen to our conscience in matters of love, rather than listen to our wayward, faithless heart?
| Original Score: B+
Leonard Klady
Movie City News
July 18, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
There isn't much plot, just a lot of humanity and intelligence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
The penultimate entry in Eric Rohmer's series of Six Moral Tales, and the loveliest, most crystalline of the lot.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Perhaps the director's best-known and best-liked film.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Comes very close to being a perfect movie of its kind.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 28, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5

Film4
May 24, 2003
Touching and funny.
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
The film was rapturously received as a cinematic equivalent to Jane Austen at the time of its original release.
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Variety
March 26, 2009
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