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Bernard Besserglik

Bernard Besserglik
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The History of Love (2016)

"Mihaileanu's direction is uneven and it's tempting to speculate on what a filmmaker less intensely preoccupied with Jewish themes - such as Gravity director Alfonso Cuaron, who was initially slated to helm - might have made of it." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 9, 2016
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The Student and Mr. Henri (2015)

"The performances by Schmidt and Bel are adequate, but Brasseur, who played opposite the likes of Jean Gabin back in the 1950s, is unable to get much change out of the stereotyped role of the old grump." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 18, 2016
26%

Solace (2016)

"The chemistry [Anthony Hopkins and Colin Farrell] achieve is a powerful argument for giving Solace its chance on the multiplex circuit." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 9, 2015
27%

Brick Mansions (2014)

"There's vaulting and flipping galore as well as the customary ration of fistfights, shoot-outs, car chases and general mayhem that should satisfy hardcore action fans." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 24, 2014
63%

Le moine (The Monk) (2013)

"Adaptation of gothic classic pleases the eye but ultimately disappoints." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 4, 2013
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Ivan and Ivana (2011)

"There's a sadness to this movie, but one that reflects the harshness of life itself - the sense of a lesson learnt the hard way." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 23, 2012
21%

Taken 2 (2012)

"Moviegoers who liked Taken and want more of the same will get precisely that." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 7, 2012
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When Pigs Have Wings (2011)

"A political parable with satirical bite." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 14, 2011
73%

Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2011)

"Biopic of French proto-punk starts well but loses focus." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 1, 2010
47%

La Fille de Monaco (The Girl from Monaco) (2009)

"Luchini's trademark mannerisms, which in some films can be irritating, are here perfectly judged and appropriate. Zem confirms his growing stature as a boxoffice attraction, [and] Bourgoin does well to keep her character from veering into caricature." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 24, 2009
79%

The Girl on the Train (La Fille du RER) (2010)

"The movie is held together...by the fluidity of his style and his characteristic blend of lightness and gravity." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 3, 2009
86%

Un Conte de Noël (A Christmas Tale) (2008)

"What's troubling is its lack of perspective on anything beyond the narrow, navel-gazing concerns of its characters." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 4, 2008
92%

Aanrijding in Moscou (Moscow, Belgium) (2008)

"Van Rompaey paints a warm and often witty picture of workaday life in modern (Flemish-speaking) Belgium." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 18, 2008
58%

Taken (2009)

"Liam Neeson lends visibility to formulaic human-trafficking action thriller." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 26, 2008
38%

Savage Grace (2007)

"By scrupulously avoiding melodrama, [director] Kalin ensures that the characters remain recognizably human despite their flaws and monstrous weaknesses." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 25, 2007
58%

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)

"Succeeds reasonably well in achieving what many said was beyond the scope of cinema: conveying the world of scent and smell." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 19, 2006
74%

Transylvania (2006)

"A love story with star actors and a bigger budget heightens the mainstream appeal of Tony Gatlif's ethnic road musical." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 18, 2006
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Fair Play (2006)

"[Bailliu's] corrosive humor will endear the movie to all those who enjoy the sight of the French behaving badly." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 28, 2006
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Najac Calling Over to You, Earth (2006)

"Najac purports to be a call to arms against globalization. In fact it is a celebration rather than a manifesto, a wry shrug at the contradictions involved in living off the land in the digital age, and all the more enjoyable for that." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 26, 2006
89%

Les amitiés maléfiques (2006)

"Student friendships, success and failure make for absorbing entertainment." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 20, 2006
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Bled Number One (2006)

"Bled is a finely observed slice of life shot in a low-key semi-documentary style. The latest in a run of French-made movies dealing with Franco-Algerian cross-currents, it speaks volumes about the conditions of life in today's Algeria." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 18, 2006
50%

The White Planet (La Planète blanche ) (2006)

"A vivid tableau of a world that, as the filmmakers note in their closing sequences, is under threat." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 19, 2006
55%

Combien tu m'aimes? (How Much Do You Love Me?) (2007)

"While lightheartedness is not a quality one readily associates with Blier, the movie is more frankly entertaining than most of his previous work." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 5, 2005
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Grey Souls (Les Ames grises) (2006)

"Murky but absorbing." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 11, 2005
75%

Gabrielle (2006)

"Chereau spoils it all by frequently resorting to trivial mannerisms, slipping gratuitously into black and white, using freeze frames, slow motion or sudden fades to white and inserting silent movie-style titles." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 24, 2005
78%

A Very Long Engagement (2004)

"The quest format keeps the story moving briskly, and Jeunet provides numerous pleasures, particularly visual, along the way." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 10, 2004
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