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Intimacy Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Emanuel Levy
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
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
October 5, 2005
Pulsates with desperate, miserable passion.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
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.
| Original Score: 6/10
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
April 26, 2002
There is an interesting story here, but the movie circles it at a distance.
| Original Score: B-
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Marta Barber
Miami Herald
March 7, 2002
A film with a few floundering moments that becomes a powerful description of what it means to be intimate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeremy Heilman
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
January 29, 2002
Contains no great revelations, but a lot of outstanding performances.
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
January 25, 2002
Despite this shortcoming, Intimacy takes us places very few films have, and the central performances are excellent.
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
January 17, 2002
Its somber ruminations on passion and desire, marriage and aloneness, resonate with unmistakable force.
Shawn Levy
January 4, 2002
Rylance and Fox are equally incendiary and sympathetic in difficult, daring roles.
Michael Dequina
January 3, 2002
The actors' raw emotional expressiveness lends the picture its memorably gritty impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
December 28, 2001
It does get at the messy totalitarianism of uninvited emotions, and in that sense, it's haunting.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
December 28, 2001
Chereau ... creates a wonderful minor-chord symphony.
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
December 14, 2001
For all its flushed and imperfect male and female nudity, Intimacy is delicate at heart.
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Tom Sime
Dallas Morning News
December 13, 2001
It's when the actors are working at a deeper, wordless level that Intimacy really distinguishes itself.
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
December 9, 2001
The cast makes all the angst compelling to watch.
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
December 6, 2001
Demonstrates a remarkable courage in its nakedness, and an exasperating lack of focus in its thrust.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

San Diego Union-Tribune
November 30, 2001
The movie is gutsy and involving yet frustrating.
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
November 30, 2001
Intimacy is not afraid to say that life, like sex, is often messy and unfulfilling.
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