Jun 14, 2018
Once again Ozon proves he is a master. There are homosexual elements here, of course, as there are in almost all his features.
Mar 1, 2007
The acting of both leads is good, at times more than that, but you feel that you've already seen every scene they're in, in countless other movies.
Apr 1, 2006
Feb 4, 2006
It ends where the story begins at an Italian seaside resort as the couple happily swim off together into the sunset at their first encounter.
Dec 20, 2005
Deconstructing the breakup of a romance in reverse chronological order is no longer original; Pinter has done it in "Betrayal."
Nov 28, 2005
Ozon has a studied, contemplative style at work here.
Nov 18, 2005
Peeling off the emotional layers one by one, Franois Ozon's 5 X 2 reveals intimate snapshots of a relationship, simply but searingly.
Oct 17, 2005
(...) Es de esas pelculas que vale quiz ms por las reflexiones y debates que dispara entre las personas que como pieza cinematogrfica en s misma.
Oct 14, 2005
The soulful Bruni-Tedeschi gives the impression that her beautiful face is bruised, even though it is blemish free; it's one of the best performances of the year.
Sep 18, 2005
Even while we're flipping through the snapshots of two people's ultimate disenchantment with each other, it never feels tawdry or excessive or, for that matter, very interesting.
Sep 16, 2005
We watch Marion and Gilles with a sort of clinical detachment, and it's difficult to really care.
Sep 1, 2005
Doesn't feel like a gimmick at all. It feels like a natural introduction to the characters.
Aug 26, 2005
Bruni-Tedeschi and Freiss give solid performances, though, and their physical transformations over time (a slight weight gain for her, facial hair for him) are convincing.
Aug 26, 2005
The reverse-chronology gimmick ends up only serving up a trite observation that lies and mistrust are a poor foundation for a marriage.
Aug 25, 2005
Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi's character is the one to watch throughout the film, as it is in her demeanor that we learn all the answers -- or all the questions, anyway.
Aug 18, 2005
A cool, sometimes chilly dissection of one couple's relationship.
Aug 11, 2005
The effect of the reverse sequencing is to make us view everything in the film -- even hopeful events like a marriage or the birth of a child -- with sadness.
Aug 8, 2005
The story never delves deep enough into the characters to really say anything significant.
Aug 6, 2005
Like reading a book from which most of the connective chapters have been removed, backwards.
Jul 29, 2005
Gilles and Marion may be more than the sum of their regrets, but because their creator hasn't done the math, they remain touching stick figures.