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

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
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
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 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.
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
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 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 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.
April 17, 2002
Often shocking but ultimately worthwhile exploration of motherhood and desperate mothers.
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
April 12, 2002
A dashing and absorbing outing with one of France's most inventive directors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4