A Faithful Man (L'homme fidèle)

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A Faithful Man's lack of tonal commitment may frustrate, but the end results should still prove entertaining for viewers in the mood for a French romantic farce.



Total Count: 32

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Marianne leaves Abel for Paul, his best friend and the father of her unborn child. Eight years later, Paul dies. Abel and Marianne get back together, arousing feelings of jealousy in both Marianne's son, Joseph, and Paul's sister, Eva, who has secretly loved Abel since childhood.


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All Critics (32) | Top Critics (8)

  • An efficient short story of a film that feels more like an intellectual exercise than an emotional experience.

    Jul 20, 2019 | Full Review…

    Peter Debruge

    Top Critic
  • Garrel shows genuine springy inventiveness as a director, particularly with respect to Eve's sometimes self-correcting flashbacks.

    Jul 19, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • With a running time short of 75 minutes, A Faithful Man is a deft little wisp of a romantic comedy, treating love as a mystery that's elusive in its chemistry and often inexplicable in its machinations.

    Jul 19, 2019 | Full Review…

    Scott Tobias

    Top Critic
  • In some respects, the film resembles Éric Rohmer's moral tales, but amorality - all three principal characters are effectively dancing on a man's grave - seems to be the order of the day.

    Jul 18, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Running just 75 minutes and seemingly loath to move beyond superficial feints at both comedy and melodrama, A Faithful Man, by comparison, barely qualifies as a trifle.

    Jul 17, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

    Mike D'Angelo

    AV Club
    Top Critic
  • Many plot twists and turns are packed into the rather rushed 75-minute running time here, and they are not always "elegant," to borrow a preferred term from the film, but they are certainly diverting.

    Jul 16, 2019 | Full Review…

    Dan Callahan

    Top Critic

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