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5x2 Reviews

August 18, 2005
A cool, sometimes chilly dissection of one couple's relationship.
Read More | Original Score: B-
July 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 28, 2005
Stripping away the extraneous details that etch great screen characters in our minds forever, Mr. Ozon pinpoints key moments in the life of a pair of married Parisians that leave the viewer paralyzed with boredom and confusion.
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 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
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 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 16, 2005
Absent a meaty rationale, reading the story of a marriage backward smacks of derivative gimmickry.
June 10, 2005
Ozon is a smart filmmaker, but he doesn't go nearly as deep as Bergman did.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 10, 2005
François Ozon uses reverse chronology to tell the story of a failed marriage. The device is not exactly a novelty, but it does make some dramatic sense in this case.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 9, 2005
Bruno-Tedeschi has one of those alert, off-kilter screen faces that burn with light and intelligence even as their characters slide into darkness: a tragedienne of the first order.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 8, 2005
Ozon stages each scene so assuredly, with such a fluid sense of motive and desire, that I assumed we'd witness how even the best of intentions, from each party, could strand a marriage on the rocks. But no.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 7, 2005
5x2 tacitly interrogates the tyrannizing ideals and hypocritical norms that compel people into doomed relationships that persist long enough for lasting damage to occur.
June 5, 2005
5x2 is a little talky and the pace is slow, but, for this kind of motion picture, it's one of the best around.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 1, 2005
With his convoluted narrative, Mr. Ozon has avoided some of the sentimental pitfalls of his subject, but only at the expense of much of its suspense.
February 18, 2005
It integrates ordinary pleasures, anxiety, joy, doubt and loneliness into a slightly melancholy portrait that's deceptively simple but never dull.
October 19, 2004
Played backward or forward, these episodes, while not dull, arrive without preamble or motive and offer little insight into the difficulties of all love relationships.