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The Midwife (Sage femme) Reviews

August 3, 2017
"The Midwife" is one of those movies that could be about anything and you'd watch, so enjoyable are its lead actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 27, 2017
Provost's film is, in the end, a story about attaining the wisdom that comes from forgiveness and the acceptance of those things - namely the past and the future - that none of us can control.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 27, 2017
A closely observed, intelligently imagined and realized presentation of contrasting personalities.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 21, 2017
A film that looks at its characters with understanding and acceptance, it is anchored by two iconic actresses - the great Catherine Deneuve, lovely and luminous as Beatrice, and Catherine Frot, a contained, persevering survivor as Claire.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 21, 2017
The only thing that keeps us from tuning out is that it's a pleasure to watch the actors exchange dialogue. Is that a good enough reason to see a movie? Depends what you're looking for.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 21, 2017
While there's plenty of wisdom about living in the moment and enjoying life, Provost and the Catherines dole it out subtly and without any mawkish aftertaste.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 20, 2017
Even when portraying the needy, nearly shambolic Béatrice in "The Midwife," Ms. Deneuve is capable of vibrating with an elegance that implies both hauteur and froideur.
July 20, 2017
"The Midwife" is an absorbing meander of a movie, prettily shot and a touch over-scored ...
July 20, 2017
Delight is appropriate throughout.
July 19, 2017
Not a whole lot happens in The Midwife, but there's never a dull moment, thanks to the opposing yet equally stellar performances by the two Catherines in the lead.
July 19, 2017
The bothersome and irritating thing about the way The Midwife is written is that we keep hearing story after story about the shared history between Claire and Béatrice, but we never get a solid idea of what that history was.
July 14, 2017
Catherine Deneuve is a force of nature, open and undone, working in the open-a-vein honesty of Gena Rowlands in A Woman under the Influence or Gloria.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 3, 2017
Passes the Bechdel Test with flying colours.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 17, 2017
What the film lacks in narrative and visual subtlety it more than makes up for in rich human interaction.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 14, 2017
Provost has once again proven to be a sensitive and sure-handed director of what used to be called "women's films," with this one somewhat of a cross between Douglas Sirk and the Dardennes.
February 14, 2017
Tame, competent, mildly touching, and a little dull - except for Catherine Deneuve's fearless turn as a boozing, ailing wreck.