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The Thorn in the Heart Reviews

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Mike Edwards
What Culture

This is an interesting vignette. Even if nostalgia and flights of fancy cause Gondry to lose focus.

Full Review Source: What Culture | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 1, 2011

Captures the complexities at the heart of any family, with great generosity of spirit.

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

December 13, 2010
Tom Eagar
Little White Lies

The exploration of the complicated relationship between mother and son provides the most compelling, emotionally grounded moments within the film.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 3/5

December 10, 2010
Peter Bradshaw

Even as a fan, I found it very self-indulgent.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 2/5

December 9, 2010
David Jenkins
Time Out
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Its rambling structure, peppered with lyrical, magical-realist asides, may not be to all tastes, but there's a sense that Gondry wants this to be more than an eccentric personal portrait...

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

December 9, 2010
Philip Wilding
Empire Magazine

A touching insight into a family's inner workings.

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

December 8, 2010
Jeffrey Chen
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

We can recognize the portrait for its intimacy and appreciation of the challenges of a life lived, but it doesn't have any other real pull.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews | Original Score: 6/10

August 21, 2010
Sean Axmaker

(Gondry's) playfulness keeps the film buoyant even as it delves into the thickets of emotional complications of family lives.

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August 11, 2010
Stan Hall

Gondry's masterful technique and subtle genre-tweaking almost make one forget that there isn't much drama to the story...

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: B-

May 27, 2010
Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
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Brimming with affection and beautifully shot, but it builds a flimsy case for why it matters.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 13, 2010
Cole Smithey

Anyone can make a crappy home movie, but it takes an especially self-important one to think anyone other than their own family wants to watch it.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: D

April 9, 2010
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine

Thorn is Gondry's most personal film, so personal as to be indulgent. But what emerges is his sincere affection for his aunt and a moving emotional experience.

Full Review Source: Moving Pictures Magazine

April 5, 2010
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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This is an extraordinary film.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

April 5, 2010
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Stylishly filmed, [but] too slight, lazy and not nearly as moving or insightful as it could have been with more piercing and provocative interviews.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 4.45/10

April 3, 2010
Jennifer Merin

Like a guest invited to a family reunion, you feel a bit uncomfortable, question why you're there and wonder how long the event will last.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

April 3, 2010
Mike Hale
New York Times
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As Mr. Gondry unfolds the story of her life, and of her inability to connect with the son she sees as weak, you can understand why it would consume a family‚(TM)s interest, but you‚(TM)re not sure why he thought it would pique ours.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

April 2, 2010
Pam Grady
Boxoffice Magazine

The movie rarely flags, but it is hard to get past the notion that what is onscreen is nothing more than an artfully made home movie and that the Gondry family saga is no more interesting than that of the average loving, if somewhat dysfunctional family.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 2, 2010
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

So-so documentary about filmmaker Michel Gondry's gregarious elderly aunt and her reminiscences of family and long years teaching kids in rural France. Clearly a joy for nephew Gondry and his aunt, but maybe this should have been kept en famille.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

April 2, 2010
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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The film is well-constructed, as one would expect from Gondry, but it offers little reason for anyone outside the family circle to care about dear old Tante Suzette.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

April 2, 2010
Chris Cabin

The film's opening -- a family dinner where favorite dishes are discussed -- suggests a liveliness that the film never fully realizes

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 1, 2010
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