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White Material Reviews

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

Unsentimental, brutal, and beautiful, (the film) is a harrowing experience.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

May 16, 2011
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

a difficult film, and one that sticks with you, pestering you with its unresolved tensions

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3/4

April 30, 2011
William Goss
Film.com
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A maddening movie that gives the viewer plenty to think about, but little to care about.

Full Review Source: Film.com

April 14, 2011
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com

Director Claire Denis is known for her vivid snapshots of contemporary culture and White Material is shot with an immediacy that's hard to ignore.

Full Review Source: Scene-Stealers.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 11, 2011
Dave White
Movies.com

If you think you're going to get a simple anti-imperialism message from French director Claire Denis, you've got about seven other things coming. Her movies defy expectations all the way down the line.

Full Review Source: Movies.com | Original Score: 5/5

April 4, 2011
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Claire Denis' harrowing "White Material" centers on a family that feels inextricably bound to a country that does not want them anymore.

Full Review Source: Capital Times (Madison, WI) | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 25, 2011
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum

The ending is a cop-out, and the viewer is left unfulfilled. The main reason to buy a ticket is for Huppert's mesmerizing performance. She is one of France's greatest actresses.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 11, 2011
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

Some will find White Material's puzzlements evocative. Others -- including yours truly -- will leave irritated and unfulfilled.

Full Review Source: Kansas City Star | Original Score: 2/4

March 11, 2011
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies

Vial is presented as a complex character who feels she's been backed against a wall, and on the one hand we can see where she's coming from, but on the other hand we might think she's just nuts.

Full Review Source: Window to the Movies | Original Score: 8/10

March 4, 2011
Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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White Material is unhurried in its storytelling but unshakable in its impact.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 31, 2011
Frank Wilkins
Frank's Reel Reviews

While we get the idea Denis knows what she's doing with the metaphor of racial recompense in her movie, whether or not she "gets" the idea of fleshy, full-bodied characters grounded in a sense of viewer compassion is still up in the air.

Full Review Source: Frank's Reel Reviews | Original Score: 2/5

January 17, 2011
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...an unsettling, harrowing look at the self-delusion of a colonialist who's convinced that she has become fully integrated into the country - and the family - she's occupied.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 87/100

January 16, 2011
Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News
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A thoughtful, if sometimes frustrating, tale of a Frenchwoman caught in the middle of a civil war in an unidentified African country.

| Original Score: 3/5

January 14, 2011
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

A powerful commentary on the heart of darkness.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: B

January 13, 2011
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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A poignant, haunting study of well-intentioned but doomed folly, embodied by a heroine whose bravery renders her blind to the world that is crumbling around her.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

January 6, 2011
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

...the film is as mesmerizing to watch as it is hopeless to draw deeper meaning from.

Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI) | Original Score: B-

December 17, 2010
Tom Long
Detroit News
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It's one of those movies where questions like "Why didn't they do that?" or "Wait, what's their relationship?" keep popping up. And for the most part, those questions never get answered.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: C-

December 17, 2010
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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This haunting drama by Claire Denis burns with a mute fear and rage at the ongoing atrocities in central Africa.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

December 17, 2010
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

It's challenging and it will make you think.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 3/4

December 17, 2010
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Enigmatic, elliptical but visually powerful, Claire Denis' film plays chronological hopscotch with events.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

December 16, 2010
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