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
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.
January 17, 2002
Its somber ruminations on passion and desire, marriage and aloneness, resonate with unmistakable force.
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
Despite the efforts of Kureishi, Chereau and co-screenwriter Anne-Louise Trividic to make us believe in its realism. Toward the end, there are too many speeches.
December 13, 2001
It's when the actors are working at a deeper, wordless level that Intimacy really distinguishes itself.
November 30, 2001
Intimacy is not afraid to say that life, like sex, is often messy and unfulfilling.
November 16, 2001
[Chereau] has a loving eye, filming his actors with an intimacy that never exploits.
November 16, 2001
What makes it worth seeing isn't the sin but the scintillating acting.
November 2, 2001
If the back-and-forth of the emotional ambivalence and contradictions doesn't convince you, then the all-too-believable messiness of it will.
October 29, 2001
Intimacy dares to cut deep, and its daring gets to you.
October 28, 2001
Intimacy gives us beautifully acted melodrama and angst, instead of answers.
October 28, 2001
Intimacy is a raw, wounding, powerfully acted film, and you cannot look away from it.
October 25, 2001
A real exploration of modern sensuality, brilliantly written and acted, powerfully directed, done with raw honesty and high style.
October 24, 2001
The result is a series of accretions to a narrative full of atmosphere that engulfs the characters without giving them adequate motivation or dramatic necessity for what they do.
October 19, 2001
Although Intimacy is a triumph for all concerned, it is especially so for the multitalented Chereau.
October 18, 2001
Intimacy feeds on its achingly honest lead performances.
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