Amour Reviews

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August 27, 2019
What makes Amour not only bearable but cathartic is the beauty of the filmmaking and the delicacy of the performances.
August 6, 2019
If love truly does overcome all things, then this is its ultimate test, and Haneke's searing vision is destined to haunt until our dying day.
July 31, 2019
In a far more subtle fashion, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva give an octogenarian master class in acting.
July 2, 2019
Amour is definitely a good film, but I'm judging this on the scale of Haneke's previous films where it just doesn't stand up.
April 10, 2019
This is a film that is hard to watch at times because of its realistic portrait of a couple in their final years, but it is one that should be seen. It's a love story that will stay with you long after you've left the theater.
February 26, 2019
Never easy but always tender, Amour is quietly unforgettable, and one of the best films of the year.
February 5, 2019
With Amour, Haneke has captured the grief of our own mortality in a delicate and profoundly humane way.
December 15, 2018
Amour is indeed something special and very much worth the effort it takes to see it.
September 12, 2018
If only some of the uninhibitedly energetic thought and insight of these actors had found its way into Haneke's movie.
September 4, 2018
Haneke has taken the ordinary - getting old; dying; happens to us all; no exceptions - and has transformed it into something so literate, powerful, terrifying, intelligent and extraordinary.
August 30, 2018
Lead performances makes it convincing to a point, but these poor characters are merely players in a signature act of desperation, Haneke style.
August 8, 2018
Amour is a totally compelling, emotionally devastating movie, in which Haneke's technical trademarks support his overall theme.
August 7, 2018
In our death-dreading Western culture, he deserves credit for unsentimentally and unflinchingly depicting the ugly realities of growing old and dealing with terminal illness.
April 9, 2018
What Haneke give us with Amour is a love story, one that is compassionate, powerful and intelligent, and that treats its protagonists and its audiences with respect.
February 22, 2018
[Director Michael Haneke] rarely moves the camera, and most of the film takes place inside an elderly couple's spacious apartment. Yet the film never seems claustrophobic.
January 26, 2018
It's undeniably tragic without being sentimental and easily the best non-American film of the year.
January 3, 2018
Even for Haneke this is astringent stuff, light on visual flourish or narrative surprise, but driving it all are magnificent performances that cut right to the quick. The film's unblinking honesty has quiet integrity and power.
November 18, 2017
This movie has some heartbreaking moments and is moving, but on the lighter side, it is also somehow reassuring that we are never alone. Amour treats the subject of love in a manner that has seldom before been visited on screen.
October 9, 2017
... what distinguishes this carefully calculated Haneke ordeal from its previous incarnations is mostly the personal aspect: everyone is reminded of a death in his or her family.
October 4, 2017
What the film lacks in Haneke's usually impressive formal rigor, it makes up for with truly earned emotional truths.
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