La Cérémonie (A Judgement in Stone) Reviews

September 7, 2011
January 22, 2002
As the movers and shakers of this peculiar saga, Bonnaire and Huppert are unnerving and fascinating to watch together.
February 14, 2001
Elegant, brisk and lethal in its assault on the obliviousness of the haute bourgeoise.
January 1, 2000
Chabrol's most accomplished and popular movie in decades.
January 1, 2000
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.
January 1, 2000
An unconventional thriller, its climax being the result of the meeting of two largely inert elements that become explosive only when they are mixed.
January 1, 2000
Besides the unconvincing shift of psychic gears, the picture has no theme, no resonance, no point.
January 1, 2000
Dire, tense, unpredictable, and, ultimately, satisfying.
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.