5x2 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

5x2 Reviews

Page 1 of 15
March 28, 2016
One of the worst movies I have ever watched. They were both miserable from start to finish. What is with the infidelity? I hear that is a very French thing? It was a complete turn-off in my opinion. Not true love. Not anything, just a sad sad story.
½ August 24, 2015
Not the real love, just a fear of not being with someone! ......
May 3, 2014
La photo est superbe, mais on apprend bien peu de choses du couple que l'on suit pendant 80 minutes.
April 8, 2014
no where near as engaging and profound as Scenes From a Marriage, though some scenes are worthy of merit.
½ October 7, 2013
Early scenes are disturbing and fascinating, unfortunately it becomes less interesting as it goes along. The husband is one of the biggest cunts I've ever seen in a movie.
August 24, 2013
I am going to pass on this one.
July 15, 2013
The title of François Ozon's nuanced relationship drama "5x2" refers to five episodes that make up the movie, all presenting a key moment in the romantic relationship of Marion and Gilles, a married couple, "2". The episodes are told in reverse chronological order, beginning with an immensely uncomfortable scene where the couple is divorcing, ultimately ending up in bed for an intercourse so loveless that it looks for all intents and purposes like a rape. Very similar to an episode of Ingmar Bergman's brilliant series "Skener ur ett äktenskap" from the 70s. Similarities between Bergman's masterpiece and Ozon's creation don't end there; "5x2" has just the kind of intensity, honesty and rawness combined with poignant analysis that makes "Skener" such a classic. Ozon plays homage to that predecessor repeatedly throughout "5x2".

A whole universe of storytelling can be fitted within an intimate relationship, a fact which is constantly being overlooked in predigested mainstream cinema. Ozon engulfs us in the troubled entity that is Marion & Gilles, almost making us drown in its dysfunctionalities. This movie is basically an antiromance, but it's a thoughtful, wise and seemingly realistic one. It showcases the damage that results when two strong individuals reach a deep level of intimacy and their identities collide, but its as much about the characters separately as its about their union.

"5x2" is a film with layers and gray areas. One that resonates psychologically and exposes restrictive gender roles shamelessly. It analyzes problems with resolving sexual yearning and the longing for intimacy through a volatile institution in turmoil without offering easy answers or sermons. A human consciousness is a complex system. Trying to make two of them work together is a chaos, for better or for worse.
February 15, 2013
The cruel reality, the cruel relationship.
15,Feb 2013 @ home
½ December 5, 2012
beautiful scene--->'Sparring partner' Paolo conte
May 5, 2012
Brilliant drama. A new look on the nature of affection.
½ March 11, 2012
This was maybe good (I like how they tell the story in the "wrong" order), but it was also very depressing.
March 4, 2012
An interesting idea, but the sequences are too far apart to feel the full impact.
March 4, 2012
An interesting idea, but the sequences are too far apart to feel the full impact.
October 18, 2011
I really liked this movie. the hard facts of a couples life under microscope in details..
½ August 26, 2011
Evocative film about the fall and rise of a love affair.
June 29, 2011
A cool, touching study of a doomed relationship in reverse that, as always with Ozon, essentially gives closer focus to Valeria Bruni Tedechi's wonderfully captivating female lead, Marion, over her brisk, often unlikeable husband, Gilles. Beginning with a traumatic, emotional segment that starts with Gilles and Marion's' divorce proceedings and ends with him essentially raping her in a hotel room - Ozon slightly lets up as he unveils each of the 5 segments, growing simultaneously warmer and more tragic as we understand both the initial attraction, the various problems and the tell-tale signs of unhappiness, perhaps even before the characters themselves realize.

Ozon's direction is pitch perfect, capturing the couple in a chilly, objectively observant light, he is fascinated with the little nuances of distrust and unhappiness that slowly emerge in this flawed relationship. Referencing his great predecessor throughout, Ingmar Bergman, arguably the greatest of female sympathizers, Ozon carefully casts Gilles in a murky light, boldly introducing him with that thoroughly unpleasant first segment and culminating in his inevitable unfaithfulness.

Ozon concludes with a wonderfully poignant final shot that perfectly subverts the classically romantic "ride off into the sun" cliche by having Marion and Friess adulterously wade into the beautiful evening sea, excited, hopeful, flirtatious, happy and all beneath a stunning, setting sun.
June 15, 2011
*Full review pending*
½ March 26, 2011
cinco situaciones en la vida de una joven pareja llena de altibajos y momentos mas amargos que felices.
con las sobresalientes actuaciones de valeria bruni y stephane freiss, la pelicula va transitando por momentos incomodos para el espectador que lo van dejando lleno de reflexiones ante vivencias posiblemente comunes en la vida de cualquier pareja.
la mirada del gran director frances francois ozon es siempre precisa y directa, no deja a nadie indiferente ante las historias que nos muestra pelicula a pelicula.
me gusto mucho, es movilizadora, me llego en el momento exacto para verla y disfrutarla.
December 12, 2010
A study of five key scenes in a disintegrating marriage starting with the divorce and ending with the couple's first encounter. Simple and realistic but the writer's bias against marriage is a bit too obvious.
½ October 11, 2010
Simple scenes of a marriage in reverse, but very effective. The fact that a failing relationship over time is conveyed so well in just a few nuggets of their several years together is a testament to good direction.
Page 1 of 15