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5x2 Reviews

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Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Emanuel Levy
December 20, 2005
Deconstructing the breakup of a romance in reverse chronological order is no longer original; Pinter has done it in "Betrayal."
Full Review | Original Score: B
Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat
November 28, 2005
Ozon has a studied, contemplative style at work here.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
November 18, 2005
Peeling off the emotional layers one by one, François Ozon's 5 X 2 reveals intimate snapshots of a relationship, simply but searingly.
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
October 17, 2005
(...) Es de esas películas que vale quizá más por las reflexiones y debates que dispara entre las personas que como pieza cinematográfica en sí misma.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
October 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.
| Original Score: '3.5/4'
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
September 1, 2005
Doesn't feel like a gimmick at all. It feels like a natural introduction to the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
August 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Eric D. Snider
August 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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 18, 2005
A cool, sometimes chilly dissection of one couple's relationship.
| Original Score: B-
James Verniere
Boston Herald
July 29, 2005
Tedeschi delivers a radiant, multifaceted performance, and both leads eerily appear to get younger as the film heads into the past.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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
Top Critic
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
July 1, 2005
It's fascinating, like watching the collapse of a building in reverse.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
July 1, 2005
The film is Bergman's Scenes From a Marriage without the boring parts -- wait, I'm not supposed to say that.
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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
Top Critic
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
June 24, 2005
Clever and fascinating, but it's ultimately a downer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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