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

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October 8, 2002
Should have been someone else-
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October 31, 2002
Like a three-ring circus, there are side stories aplenty -- none of them memorable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 8, 2002
Cold, pretentious, thoroughly dislikable study in sociopathy.
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
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
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
March 25, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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.
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
April 4, 2003
A captivating story.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 12, 2002
While laterally propelled films like this are often exercises in structural cleverness, Miller's movie makes organic use of its incidental associations.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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 13, 2002
Works as a decent urban thriller.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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+
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 8, 2002
If this movie leaves you cool, it also leaves you intriguingly contemplative.
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
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
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.
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