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Alias Betty (Betty Fisher and Other Stories)(Betty Fisher et autres histoires) Reviews

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September 13, 2003
Mezcla de serie negra "a la francesa" con estudio sórdido sobre la maternidad, Betty Fisher posee la estructura cinematográfica que debe tener una película que entrecruza historias como si fueran piezas de un collage que, al final, se juntan.
April 4, 2003
A captivating story.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 14, 2003
A pleasant enough valentine to Rendell's The Tree of Hands, if a story that deals with child abuse and sexual obsession could be described in those terms.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 14, 2003
Like a Tarantino movie with heart, Alias Betty is richly detailed, deftly executed and utterly absorbing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 7, 2003
This is pretty dicey material. But some unexpected zigs and zags help.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 30, 2003
An ingenious and often harrowing look at damaged people and how families can offer either despair or consolation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 3, 2003
Miller is playing so free with emotions, and the fact that children are hostages to fortune, that he makes the audience hostage to his swaggering affectation of seriousness.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 3, 2003
Sharp psychological thriller...about mothers and children.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 29, 2002
Either a fascinating study of the relationship between mothers and their children or a disturbing story about sociopaths and their marks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 19, 2002
Some of what happens in Alias Betty is highly improbable. Yet Miller and his excellent cast sell the story by not overplaying their hands.
December 13, 2002
Understated, elegant meditation on motherhood, obligation and coincidence, all wrapped up in the form of an urban thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 13, 2002
The story pulls us in almost immediately -- and the style and cast keep us hooked.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 13, 2002
If this movie were a book, it would be a page-turner, you can't wait to see what happens next.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 29, 2002
Claude Miller airs out a tight plot with an easy pace and a focus on character drama over crime-film complications.
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 29, 2002
Miller tells this very compelling tale with little fuss or noise, expertly plucking tension from quiet.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 14, 2002
It says a lot about a filmmaker when he can be wacky without clobbering the audience over the head and still maintain a sense of urgency and suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 8, 2002
[Miller] knows that good suspense films don't always need to keep viewers on the edges of their seats; sometimes they can just be concerned with what interesting characters will do next.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 8, 2002
A provocative movie about loss, anger, greed, jealousy, sickness and love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 8, 2002
Cold, pretentious, thoroughly dislikable study in sociopathy.
November 8, 2002
If this movie leaves you cool, it also leaves you intriguingly contemplative.
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