1,000 Times Good Night Reviews

August 21, 2018
Despite Binoche's mighty efforts, 1,000 Times Good Night never recovers from its self-congratulatory ambitions and mechanical plotting. It's the movie that winds up shell-shocked.
April 26, 2016
The geopolitical realities of 2015 entitle us to expect something more nuanced than this.
August 7, 2015
Binoche is impressive, bringing a steely, self-contained detachment to even the most intimate moments with her family. But Erik Poppe, the director, slathers the film in overly sentimental music choices
August 7, 2015
Alas, following on from such a striking and tense opening was always going to be difficult. The focus swiftly shifts to an account of disturbed domesticity, and so does the A Thousand Times Good Night's effectiveness and interest.
October 23, 2014
Sadly, this gorgeous-looking adult movie plays out the same theme over and over, never going anywhere surprising.
October 23, 2014
A disappointingly standard-issue addiction melodrama, this one the tearful case study of an adrenaline junkie whose compulsion threatens to push her family and loved ones away.
October 23, 2014
Poppe's intimate story feels contrived. Autobiographical films have a tendency to come off that way, likely because the director lacks distance and takes plot and character development for granted.
October 22, 2014
It's difficult to swallow the premise of yet another tale of a heroic white Westerner with good intentions trying to give hope to Middle-Eastern misery.
October 22, 2014
A self-important art-house film by an ex- war photographer who lacks distance from his subject.
October 21, 2014
Poppe's closeness to the material ensures a level of passion, but he still fails to create a truly specific dynamic for Rebecca and Marcus's family ...
May 16, 2014
Much of the domestic emotion feels contrived. Not the acting, that's mostly very good, it's the mechanisms constructed to portray emotion that falters.
May 4, 2014
A hyperbolic melodrama which oversimplifies its issues, and features too many scenes of Binoche weeping against picturesque Irish landscapes.
May 1, 2014
I found something questionable in its forced and unearned emotional moments and the frankly rather insufferable performance from Juliette Binoche in the lead role.
May 1, 2014
A trick missed.
May 1, 2014
Every theme and thesis is italicised. We aren't trusted to probe them with our own minds. The preaching is accompanied, for extra emphasis, by treacly sacerdotal music.
December 7, 2013
Ultimately it feels like Poppe wanted to say something about a great many topics...But what he concludes on any one of these points is never clear, so the film simply meanders...