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
October 5, 2005
Pulsates with desperate, miserable passion.
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.
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 17, 2002
Its somber ruminations on passion and desire, marriage and aloneness, resonate with unmistakable force.
January 4, 2002
Rylance and Fox are equally incendiary and sympathetic in difficult, daring roles.
January 3, 2002
The actors' raw emotional expressiveness lends the picture its memorably gritty impact.
December 28, 2001
It does get at the messy totalitarianism of uninvited emotions, and in that sense, it's haunting.
December 28, 2001
Chereau ... creates a wonderful minor-chord symphony.
December 14, 2001
For all its flushed and imperfect male and female nudity, Intimacy is delicate at heart.
December 13, 2001
It's when the actors are working at a deeper, wordless level that Intimacy really distinguishes itself.
December 9, 2001
The cast makes all the angst compelling to watch.
December 6, 2001
Demonstrates a remarkable courage in its nakedness, and an exasperating lack of focus in its thrust.
November 30, 2001
The movie is gutsy and involving yet frustrating.
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