The Intruder (L'Intrus) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Intruder (L'Intrus) Reviews

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July 12, 2006
yet another meandering piece of existentialism, signifying nothing except for what you're willing to project onto it.
| Original Score: 2/5
March 22, 2005
It's intended to puzzle us -- and sure, the little puzzles peppered throughout the film are fine. It's the grand non-sequiturs that are distracting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 27, 2005
... the film is surprisingly satisfying and meaningful.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5.4
March 1, 2007
A film that's so recondite, it's barely there.
December 6, 2005
Invisible emotional and psychological tendons are the ties that keep the film from completely dispersing into non-sequential incoherence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 31, 2006
Using very little dialogue, [Denis] focuses on casting a lingering, physically enticing spell.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 26, 2005
Seductive and emotionally charged but maddeningly elusive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 6, 2006
... the emotions and wishes and fears of the human animal thrown large on the screen in primal, lush images.
Full Review | Original Score: A
May 1, 2006
It's one of those films where it's best to go with its maddening elegiac but elusive flow and let whatever comes to you be enough.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 20, 2005
This mysterious object may be Denis's most gorgeous film (which is saying something), but more than that, it's a fearless filmmaker's boldest experiment yet, a direct line from her unconscious to yours.
December 22, 2005
Claire Denis's magnificent enigma of a film explores the troubled soul of a brooding loner who travels halfway around the world to begin a new life.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 3, 2006
Denis composes a majestic dream book of shots and sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 16, 2006
A beautiful, complex work that challenges viewers to mentally sift interior and exterior journeys.
December 31, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 4, 2005
...a strange and beautiful work, but it doesn't quite cohere.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
December 27, 2005
[S]hould you see The Intruder? Yes -- but only if you're willing to ignore bothersome concerns about narrative and let the poetic images take over your mind.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 21, 2005
Exciting, vital cinema that pushes the boundaries of what movies can do. It's a masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
December 22, 2005
The Intruder ... is exhilarating and exhausting, the kind of picture you don't bounce back from immediately.
December 27, 2005
Characteristically impressionistic, French director Claire Denis' latest meditation is simultaneously baffling and beautiful, and definitely not for everyone.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 16, 2006 aesthetic mystery that requires at least two viewings to fully figure out. Luckily, the film is fun along the way.
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