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Innocence Reviews

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January 7, 2010
allegorises the innocent joys, confused anxieties and newly awakening impulses of pre-pubescence, where the only certainty is that the innocence of the title, like the film itself, must eventually come to an end, even if only to begin all over again
April 14, 2006
Withholding basic expository material, and unpredictably restless in its focus, Innocence both rivets and challenges emotional engagement.
April 14, 2006
Hadzihalilovic has arrived as a director to reckon with.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 13, 2006
... haunting and hypnotic fairy tale... with a distinctly European sensibility... lovely lingering scenes that cast a spell over the almost abstract story.
Full Review | Original Score: A
March 5, 2006
...often seems like Picnic at Hanging Rock as directed by David Lynch
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 26, 2006
Innocence is beautifully photographed by Benoit Debie, directed with assurance and sure to make you wonder what you've just seen.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 15, 2005
Innocence is full of charm and strangeness -- and a sense that childhood is a place of incredible terrors and fleeting joys, of rapt innocence and fatal experience.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 16, 2005
I can't recommend this film to my readers, because I don't happen to trust its motives.
October 24, 2005
Innocence is not merely the year's best first film, but one of the great statements on the politics of being 'tween.
October 22, 2005
It doesn't take long before this bizarre structure becomes interminable...
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
October 21, 2005
Hadzihalilovic succeeds brilliantly at crafting a meaningful enigma that somehow grasps the essence of adolescence, but only grows more mysterious with each revelation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 21, 2005
One of the oddest, most perplexing -- and delightful -- films to come along this year.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
October 21, 2005
A visually lush and eerily enigmatic parable of female sexuality, Lucile Hadzihalilovic's ominous fairy tale raises questions you'll be wondering about for days.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 20, 2005
The line between cinematic art and exploitation has rarely seemed finer and nervier, at least in recent memory, than in the French film Innocence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 20, 2005
Men with a penchant for young girls: please stay away.
| Original Score: 2/5
October 20, 2005
What you feel at the end is nostalgia; not just for your childhood curiosity, but for a time when movies boldly allowed suggestion and shadow to control their momentum.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 18, 2005
Bursting with pretentious pap about women's journey from a state of undefiled innocence to sullied slutdom.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 24, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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