The Story of Adele H (L'Histoire d'Adèle H.) Reviews

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Christopher Null
February 10, 2004

Shot in the dead center of director François Truffaut's career, this is a frivilous curiosity for Truffaut and Hugo scholars... but little more.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic
October 23, 2004

Truffaut has taken this factual material and made it into a strange, moody film that belongs very much with the darker side of his work.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Cole Smithey
October 10, 2005

| Original Score: 4/5
Jeremy Heilman
May 26, 2002

Adjani is so uncommonly pretty and smart at the start of the film that her degeneration manages to catch us completely off guard.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 27, 2004

| Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 8, 2008

Brilliant performance by Adjani.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003

| Original Score: 5/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
August 25, 2005

| Original Score: 3/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
April 27, 2005

One of Truffaut's best

| Original Score: 5/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
March 12, 2004

| Original Score: 4/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
June 23, 2004

Among Truffaut's greatest pictures, with a nuanced, revelatory performance from a 19-year-old Isabelle Adjani at its core.

| Original Score: 5/5
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
Top Critic
May 7, 2003

Its intensity is impressive and remains uncompromised by the prettifying aesthetic touches Truffaut adds here and there in an apparent attempt to distance himself from the overcharged material.

Vincent Canby
New York Times
Top Critic
May 20, 2003

Looks and sounds like no other Truffaut film you've ever seen.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
June 29, 2004

Polished but bland costume drama

| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
December 17, 2008

Love, obssession, and madness, key issues in most of Truffaut's work, also define this meticulously made 1975 film, arguably his last masterpiece.

Full Review | Original Score: A
Derek Adams
Time Out
Top Critic
February 9, 2006

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Top Critic
March 26, 2009

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