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La Cérémonie (A Judgement in Stone) Reviews

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
January 1, 2000
Besides the unconvincing shift of psychic gears, the picture has no theme, no resonance, no point.
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
A mildly intriguing effort that pokes about on the dark side but never really bites.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
March 31, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Watching the film, you think maybe you know where it's headed. Or maybe not. Not every ceremony ends in the way we anticipate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Dire, tense, unpredictable, and, ultimately, satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
May 5, 2010
Arguably Chabrol and Huppert's finest joint effort, it matches Huppert with Sandrine Bonnaire as a disgruntled postal clerk and sinister housekeeper.
Cole Smithey
August 20, 2006
Claude Chabrol peaked with this engrossing and shocking thriller.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
Christopher Null
July 23, 2004
one of Chabrol's greatest achievements of the 1990s
| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 14, 2003
The exorcism of bourgeois complacency is delivered with force.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
The acting, as expected, is first rate, and it's unimaginable that any seasoned veteran of French cinema will let this movie get by.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 22, 2002
As the movers and shakers of this peculiar saga, Bonnaire and Huppert are unnerving and fascinating to watch together.
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
January 18, 2005
Though Chabrol continues to create new films on an almost constant basis, he created a high water mark for his late career with La Cérémonie
Josh Ralske
All Movie Guide
January 4, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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John Hartl
January 1, 2000
Chabrol's most accomplished and popular movie in decades.
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Robert Horton
January 1, 2000
Chabrol's metier has always been tracing the cracks in the old family china, and this movie presents a brittle set, indeed.
Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
Its visceral, lingering punch proves again that Chabrol is one of the world's master filmmakers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Russell Smith
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Chabrol ... does a superb job of building tension and then letting it dissipate slowly to increase the suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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