Amour Reviews

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September 12, 2018
If only some of the uninhibitedly energetic thought and insight of these actors had found its way into Haneke's movie.
June 17, 2013
This is realism that enlarges our conception of the term.
June 13, 2013
Now at the end of the year comes a masterpiece, not just the best of the year, but one of the best ever: Michael Haneke's Amour.
February 22, 2013
Ultimately, the title of the film demands to be taken as a question: is this truly what love looks like? A little smugly, Haneke refuses to answer.
February 8, 2013
Trintignant perfectly captures the resolve that eventually borders on obsession, as the woman he loves gradually, maddeningly, disappears before his eyes, and he does whatever he can to prevent it, though he knows it's impossible.
February 8, 2013
Many viewers will find echoes of their grandparents, parents, or even themselves in these characters.
February 8, 2013
A movie that is utterly worthy of its all-encompassing title.
February 8, 2013
The resulting interplay of ruthless restraint and unavoidable passion, plus the film's refusal to shrink from depicting the inevitable horrors of physical deterioration, is devastating.
February 1, 2013
In many ways it's the best horror film I've ever seen. At the same time, it's hard to recommend; I believe I will be struggling to forget this film as long as I live. I doubt I'll succeed.
January 31, 2013
It is an inspirational film in the truest sense, and one to see with someone you love.
January 25, 2013
As remarkable as Haneke's films are, not a one has been as transcendently generous as Amour, which is nominated for five Academy Awards, including best picture, best director and best foreign-language film.
January 24, 2013
"Amour" isn't easy to watch, but its rewards are many.
January 24, 2013
"Amour" isn't just a great movie, it's a movie that may actually do you some good.
January 24, 2013
Shot in long, static takes, Amour stares directly into the indignities of old age and the curse of a slow death.
January 24, 2013
This is a masterpiece.
January 17, 2013
There's nowhere to hide: The film cuts no corners and stings with the authenticity of life's fragility.
January 17, 2013
The movie avoids melodrama; instead, it's just extraordinarily intimate, with touches of visual poetry like the pigeon that gets into the apartment and won't leave, an image of our own heedless tenacity.
January 11, 2013
The film is a graphic portrayal of the unfunny end game we're all fated to play; the title is just a simple declaration of how best to play it.
January 10, 2013
"Amour" is also unforgettable and one of a kind, two hours of torment that, in the end, you will probably not regret.
January 10, 2013
Small, sure and stunningly acted, this is a picture of exacting control, which is to be expected from Haneke, whose works include Cache and The White Ribbon.
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