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Amour Reviews

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September 27, 2012
Life is full of unfair horrors; that is why we go to the cinema. Amour is the cinematic equivalent of telling a child Santa doesn't exist.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 18, 2012
There is such a thing as being too straightforward, which is exactly what "Amour" becomes. If anything, it'll leave you wishing that there was more substance to it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 22, 2013
Amour is a lesser work from Michael Haneke that features brilliant performances from Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva, but is held back by a simplistic narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 2, 2012
This isn't the work of a newly moral or humanistic filmmaker, but another ruse by the same unscrupulous showman whose funny games have been beguiling us for years.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 2, 2013
On paper it's a welcome change of pace for Haneke, but his tendency to treat the couple as patients rather than characters -- at a cold remove rather than with a warm embrace -- feels at odds with the material.
January 18, 2013
A bitter, pitiless piece of work. We can admire its components, but we're repulsed by its vision.
December 18, 2012
If Haneke has any real interest in keeping art cinema alive, he should take some notes from the Queensbridge rapper Nas.
Full Review | Original Score: 60/100
January 17, 2013
Haneke's self-indulgent approach is getting old to me. His devoted fans will like it, but others will most likely be scratching their heads trying to figure out how this got a Best Picture nomination.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 18, 2012
Haneke remains, by his rules, infallible. So what?
September 8, 2012
...the movie, which rarely leaves the couple's apartment, adopts a palpably repetitive feel that slowly-but-surely drains the viewer's interest...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 12, 2015
It's a chilling, pitiless vision that offers no relief, just a portrait of decline.
November 15, 2012
There's no empathy here and no genuine insight either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 17, 2013
Two of the world's best actors, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva, play Amour's octogenarian couple, so it's surprising that the characters aren't very interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 8, 2013
All is presented in Haneke's exacting style, one that I find controlling and a bit, well, smothering.
April 8, 2016
Does what it sets out to do, expertly weaving together the monotony of everyday life, the nauseating horror of mortality, and the most esoteric corners of the human mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 10, 2016
I can't say you'll enjoy Amour. That would be an inappropriate reaction, in fact. Hollywood has conditioned us to expect swelling violins as characters draw close to death. (Here) there's little drama and nothing in the way of ceremony.
Full Review | Original Score: 5 of 5
August 17, 2014
Amour is a brutally difficult viewing experience, but it's in no way a film you'll desire -- or be able -- to forget.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
May 13, 2013
It leaves you spent, depressed and intensely afraid of the future. In some ways that's admirable, but like our fallible bodies, it gets old - fast.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 18, 2012
The type of metaphysical mediation on marriage, love, and death that insists, allows, and rewards introspection.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 11, 2013
Powerful and well-acted, this drama meticulously captures the pain and perils of aging in a way that will be hard to forget.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/5
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