Jean De Florette Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 23, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The point of the film is not to create suspense, but to capture the relentlessness of human greed, the feeling that the land is so important the human spirit can be sacrificed to it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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James Berardinelli
September 25, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Moira Sullivan
April 23, 2003
Beautiful, carefully groomed, French epic.
| Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
October 27, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
July 16, 2015
[VIDEO ESSAY] "Jean de Florette / Manon des Sources" is an emotionally potent movie whose lush depiction of Provence captures your imagination in such a tangible way that you feel as if you are living there during the period.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
Highly recommended, even for subtitle-haters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 12, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 27, 2004
An emotionally affecting morality tale about greed and undeserved anguish.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dan Jardine
December 27, 2014
Jean de Florette is as melodramatic as any soap opera, but its treatment is just a little askew, just off-center enough for the film to evolve into a moving and powerful pastoral tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 77/100
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
You may also become permanently sick of goats. But after Jean, a rich residue of themes and images remains -- much as after reading a long but great novel or Greek tragedy.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
September 1, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Kyle Counts
Gay & Lesbian Times
May 22, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
April 7, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Spence D.
IGN Movies
January 24, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 29, 2009
A stealthy work that creeps up on the viewer, becoming intriguing without seeming to work at it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
February 20, 2015
Visually resplendent and magnificently acted (particularly by Auteuil), Jean de Florette has all the trimmings of a great Greek tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Greg Muskewitz
September 2, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
July 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Richard Bernstein
New York Times
May 21, 2003
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
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