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5x2 Reviews

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July 23, 2005
Gaston said it best: 'It's a bore.'
July 22, 2005
Ozon, as he's shown in his many recent films (particularly Under the Sand), knows a thing or two about love and loss; 5x2 achingly demonstrates both.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 21, 2005
These aren't puzzle pieces that fit snuggly together but fragments of character in revealing moments when weakness or pettiness overcome calm and affection.
Full Review | Original Score: A
July 7, 2005
Unwinds with absolute clarity and sure style, and Freiss and Bruni-Tedeschi make an interesting couple, if not a truly memorable one.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 7, 2005
Neither Marion, with her melancholy stares, nor Gilles, with his detachment and his cigarettes, appears more than a character sketch.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 1, 2005
It's fascinating, like watching the collapse of a building in reverse.
July 1, 2005
The film is Bergman's Scenes From a Marriage without the boring parts -- wait, I'm not supposed to say that.
June 24, 2005
The inevitability of the conceit could wear on us, were it not for the lived-in performances of the cast, most important Bruni-Tedeschi and Freiss.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 24, 2005
You can get an idea of the two seemingly contradictory truths about this movie: It's not much fun, and it's impossible to stop watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 24, 2005
Clever and fascinating, but it's ultimately a downer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 24, 2005
We never get to know the twosome, and the intense curiosity generated by the opening scene starts to wane severely.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 24, 2005
Repellent... borderline offensive."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 22, 2005
Sympathies sway back-and-forth between the wife and the husband, but never within the same episode, making Ozon just another god from the machine
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 22, 2005
...we learn a few barely interesting things about the characters, and we are given no reason to care.
June 17, 2005
[Seems] less like scenes from a marriage than highlights from a gay man's fevered nightmare of what it would be like to be a straight married couple.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 17, 2005
Marion and Gilles act in ways that rarely prove predictable but usually make a haunting kind of emotional sense.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 17, 2005
Expect lots of silences and brooding to convey the everyday tragedy of dying love.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 16, 2005
Absent a meaty rationale, reading the story of a marriage backward smacks of derivative gimmickry.
June 12, 2005
Director Ozon intrigues us by not obsessing about his charaters' motivations.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 10, 2005
A wickedly entertaining bit of domestic tragedy: It's strongly acted; remarkably cohesive, given the unusual format.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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