Reviews

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.
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 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 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.
Jul 29, 2005
Tedeschi delivers a radiant, multifaceted performance, and both leads eerily appear to get younger as the film heads into the past.
Jul 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.
Jul 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.
Jul 7, 2005
Unwinds with absolute clarity and sure style, and Freiss and Bruni-Tedeschi make an interesting couple, if not a truly memorable one.
Jul 1, 2005
It's fascinating, like watching the collapse of a building in reverse.
Jul 1, 2005
The film is Bergman's Scenes From a Marriage without the boring parts -- wait, I'm not supposed to say that.
Jun 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.
Jun 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.