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

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November 7, 2002
At its best when the guarded, resentful Betty and the manipulative yet needy Margot are front and center.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 2, 2002
An absorbing trip into the minds and motivations of people under stress as well as a keen, unsentimental look at variations on the theme of motherhood.
October 31, 2002
Like a three-ring circus, there are side stories aplenty -- none of them memorable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 8, 2002
Should have been someone else-
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October 4, 2002
You could say that it's slow at times, you could say that a few of the characters act in ways that real people wouldn't, but one thing you couldn't say is that Alias Betty is predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 4, 2002
Sometimes scary, sometimes sad and always thought provoking.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 3, 2002
A suspense thriller with a sense of pleasurable unease, the film also serves up a juicy slice of human nature.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 2, 2002
Kiberlain's and Garcia's performances ... trace, with brilliant precision, the exhausting mix of brutality and grace inherent in the mother-daughter relationship.
September 27, 2002
A nifty, entwined, ultimately gripping adaptation of British crime writer Ruth Rendell's novel The Tree of Hands.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 26, 2002
It's a solid movie about people whose lives are anything but.
September 20, 2002
It's pithy without being saccharine; it's funny without ever not taking itself seriously; it's full of beautiful characters and great performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 18, 2002
Ms. Khiberlain, Ms. Garcia and Ms. Seigner brilliantly play the three mothers like a dissonant string trio on a single theme: the varied agonies of motherhood.
September 13, 2002
Works as a decent urban thriller.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 13, 2002
A stylish thriller.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 13, 2002
An engrossing story that combines psychological drama, sociological reflection, and high-octane thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 13, 2002
An intricate tale of guilt, grief and dark serendipity...so deft it's hard not to gasp with delight as the plot's pieces slide into place and its machinery begins humming.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 12, 2002
Don't let the creepy dread fool you -- this quiet French thriller gets to the heart of motherhood, and then pays off with comfort and calm.
September 12, 2002
At heart the movie is a deftly wrought suspense yarn whose richer shadings work as coloring rather than substance.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 10, 2002
Miller makes the film's sometimes mechanical and giddy narrative into something grander -- a meditation on maternity as a form of inspired madness.
August 24, 2002
Kiberlain gives an impressive performance that is harshly uncompromising in its presentation of a woman filled with anger, grief and a highly discernible writing talent.
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