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The Intruder (L'Intrus) Reviews

April 7, 2006
While it may take a few viewings to sort the details out, much about L'Intrus lingers, shimmering quietly in the memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 31, 2006
An interior epic with epic exteriors, a film with very little dialogue, where the pictures (photographed by the great Agnès Godard), actors and the juxtaposition of both tell the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 16, 2006
Never has Denis demanded so much from audiences as with this shimmering enigma, at once intimate and epic, but it's worth the effort and then some.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
March 16, 2006
A beautiful, complex work that challenges viewers to mentally sift interior and exterior journeys.
Top Critic
March 16, 2006
Denis' film -- which may be her most intricately constructed and intensely beautiful to date -- is one that transcends words and stories, a movie to be felt rather than rationalized.
February 3, 2006
Denis composes a majestic dream book of shots and sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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 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
December 22, 2005
The Intruder ... is exhilarating and exhausting, the kind of picture you don't bounce back from immediately.
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
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.