Villa Amalia Reviews

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August 2, 2010
The film's resolution makes Villa Amalia seem more mundane than it should.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
July 27, 2010
Jacquot's film does not pander to the young or inexperienced and requires the viewer to read between the lines.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
June 30, 2010
A promising and attractive film from Benoît Jacquot that devolves into an oddly unchallenging arthouse remake of Under the Tuscan Sun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 30, 2010
Insinuating and enigmatic filmmaking adds to the central mystery of this intensely personal odyssey
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Henry Barnes
Little White Lies
June 25, 2010
Benoît Jacquot, in his fifth collaboration with Isabelle Huppert, drops us into the flurry of events that make up a year in the life of professional musician Ann Hidden.
| Original Score: 3/5
David Parkinson
Radio Times
June 24, 2010
Adapted from a novel by Pascal Quignard, Benoît Jacquot's film is a contrived but utterly compelling study in seizing back one's life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
June 25, 2010
Sometimes diverting in an eccentric and disengaged way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
June 24, 2010
A growing reliance on ellipsis gives the film an episodic style that makes it feel as if we're watching snippets from a long-running series and increasingly it feels like the film has little to say about its subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Ronnie Scheib
Variety
February 23, 2012
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