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Innocence Reviews

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
November 24, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
April 14, 2006
Withholding basic expository material, and unpredictably restless in its focus, Innocence both rivets and challenges emotional engagement.
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
April 14, 2006
Hadzihalilovic has arrived as a director to reckon with.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
November 16, 2005
I can't recommend this film to my readers, because I don't happen to trust its motives.
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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.
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
October 21, 2005
One of the oddest, most perplexing -- and delightful -- films to come along this year.
| Original Score: 4/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/4