Intimacy Reviews

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September 29, 2017
Intimacy benefits from cinematographer Eric Gautier's brilliant use of a handheld camera and imaginative wide-screen compositions. The threat of bathos is also kept at bay by the assured performances.
September 7, 2011
May 28, 2006
Chereau's first English-speaking feature, based on Hanif Kureishi's stories, is a bold, full-frontal (literally) exploration of the mysteries of male and female sexual desire. As such, the audacious film will divide film critics and get NC-17 rating
December 6, 2005
October 5, 2005
Pulsates with desperate, miserable passion.
December 8, 2002
It's ironic that a film exploring the mysteries of how people succeed and fail to connect with each other then fails to really connect with its audience.
October 30, 2002
October 21, 2002
I'm sure Chereau meant this to be a searing portrait of psychic distance, and it certainly is bleak. What it is not, unfortunately, is riveting cinema.
June 25, 2002
It's a brave art film only because of its porno sex scenes, but it is not necessarily a perceptive one.
May 16, 2002
It's a frighteningly realistic look at completely passionless sex, and Fox and Rylance both do a good job of making us uncomfortable as we watch.
April 26, 2002
There is an interesting story here, but the movie circles it at a distance.
April 1, 2002
Rylance and Fox, fine actors, bravely grapple through some astonishingly convincing copulation (did they or didn't they?), and even more bravely struggle with Chereau's unspeakable lines.
March 22, 2002
For all the sex and vicious psychological game-playing, Chereau's movie is strangely forgettable.
March 8, 2002
The sexual content diverts attention away from what is some very powerful acting by the film's talented cast.
March 7, 2002
A film with a few floundering moments that becomes a powerful description of what it means to be intimate.
March 5, 2002
Its unflinching attitude toward sex is only weakened by the lack of enjoyment that the characters seem to have while actually having sex.
January 29, 2002
Contains no great revelations, but a lot of outstanding performances.
January 25, 2002
Despite this shortcoming, Intimacy takes us places very few films have, and the central performances are excellent.
January 22, 2002
Porno for the squatter set.
January 17, 2002
Its somber ruminations on passion and desire, marriage and aloneness, resonate with unmistakable force.
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