The Kreutzer Sonata Reviews

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Jason Best
Movie Talk
November 16, 2014
Rose films on the fly using hand-held digital video cameras - which give the scenes of marital discord a convincing immediacy.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
July 6, 2010
A gripping, Hitchcockian marital thriller with the added value of a score by Ludvig van Beethoven himself
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
July 6, 2010
The acting and the scene direction have a delicate, organic feel that is stomped all over by the narration and noise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
March 16, 2010
It's actually pretty watchable thanks to a demented turn from Huston, a terrifyingly tense final act and, shall we say, a 'committed' performance from Liz.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Harley
Total Film
March 16, 2010
Rohm brings subtlety to her role but Edgar's paranoia dominates, giving the hammy Huston too much room to over-cook this thin tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Derek Malcolm
This is London
March 16, 2010
It may ultimately lack subtlety, but it peers into the hearts and minds of its two weird protagonists with some skill.
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
March 16, 2010
It's all overwrought and unpersuasive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent
March 16, 2010
Not Tolstoyan.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
March 16, 2010
The shlock-therapy emotional buttons are pushed one after another.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Grant Rollings
Sun Online
March 16, 2010
The only thing I wanted Huston to take off were the bling shades he wears inside, while the muffled dialogue, out-of-focus camerawork and slow pace had me thinking about abstaining from movie-going.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
March 16, 2010
It's a model of low-budget candour and bite.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
March 15, 2010
It's consistently and coldly erotic, and omits Tolstoy's cranky ideas on marriage and sexual abstinence without putting anything comparable in their place.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
March 15, 2010
Bold, brilliant and exhilarating: an intimately horrible, sexually explicit and black-comic portrait of a toxic marriage.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Parkinson
Radio Times
March 15, 2010
Intense, if inconsistent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Wendy Ide
Times [UK]
March 15, 2010
The occasionally rough hand-held camerawork and the non-linear structure add to the sense of nervous tension that vibrates in the film like a static charge.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Edward Porter
Times [UK]
March 15, 2010
The shark-grinned Huston can be a charismatic presence, but this particular performance has no kind of aura.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jonas Milk
Little White Lies
March 15, 2010
Shocking as the ending is, it's fudged, too.
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
June 17, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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