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September 8, 2006
Cantet's chief asset here is the acting.
Read More | Original Score: B
September 7, 2006
It's a measured, stately film, and that makes the women's behavior -- 'It's incredible how racist they can be,' says Young, ignorant of her own racism -- even more shocking.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 7, 2006
The regal Rampling has never been finer, and Cesar makes his character surprisingly proud and sympathetic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 5, 2006
Director Laurent Cantet dabbles in the waters of change with great subtlety.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 1, 2006
In the end, one gets the sense that Cantet and his cast and crew mainly wanted to get paid to make a movie on a beautiful Santo Domingo beach among beautiful people.
September 1, 2006
The film offers something unusual, a tragic spectacle of normal, recognizable and utterly sympathetic people condemning themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 31, 2006
A movie that manages to lay bare a litany of human delusions.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
August 26, 2006
It misses by a mile the quality that characterizes Cantet's other films.
August 25, 2006
An unsettling drama by the director of two other remarkable films about class illusions, Human Resources and Time Out.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 25, 2006
Laurent Cantet directs his adaptation of Dany Laferreiere's La Chair du Maitre as if it were a Danielle Steele novel.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 25, 2006
In a humid story that doesn't dip too far into voyeurism, and gives us a deep sense of Haiti as a volcano where visitors picnic on the slope, [Young] is a flood of complicated feelings.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 25, 2006
Laurent Cantet is less successfu ... with his obvious intention to use the women as a metaphor for the colonial meddling of the West in Third World nations, where exploitation is a rule of thumb.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
August 24, 2006
Provocative subject matter and a rather magnificent performance by Charlotte Rampling aside, the occasional flickering hint of deeper meaning isn't enough to sustain interest.
August 18, 2006
The movie avoids devolving into polemic by treating its characters as individuals.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 17, 2006
In its way, the film is a piercing indictment, though it makes its point without much screaming, hectoring or preening. It's quietly terrific.
August 17, 2006
At 60, with three 2006 releases in the can, Rampling still seems an international treasure, a great camera subject and a truly daring actress.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 10, 2006
It's important to regard with respect a film that evokes love, sex, death, fear and anger -- all in the first few moments.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 4, 2006
Boasts another formidable and fine-tuned performance from the great Charlotte Rampling.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 4, 2006
A nervy but muddleheaded work ... with sharply unpleasant things to say about the First World's moral strip-mining of the Third but an overly tactful way of saying them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 23, 2006
Departing from his male-driven films, Cantet zeroes in on three sexually frustrated women (ab)using Haitian boys, probing how the personal and the political interface and clash in issues of physical desire and social intimacy.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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