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May 17, 2013
It would be fascinating to know what the writer/director intended here, because the material is so hopelessly muddled.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 17, 2013
A dark, and rather disturbing debut.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 17, 2013
Winocour skillfully films Augustine being exhibited for other doctors in several disturbingly erotic scenes, but elsewhere Soko's stolid, one-note demeanor takes a toll.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 16, 2013
Soko is terrific, but it is Mr. Lindon who delivers the performance of the film, his internalized consternation amounting to an eloquent dispatch from the war between the sexes.
May 16, 2013
A lushly filmed, fascinating true story about the relationship between a groundbreaking French doctor and his "hysteric" female patient buries itself with a simplistic approach and deadly-dull dialogue.
May 16, 2013
Ms. Winocour is not inclined to turn "Augustine" into a neatly moralized fable of a predator and his victim. Rather, the film is what might be called a melodrama of transference ...
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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May 16, 2013
Visually, the film conjures the past with shadowy interiors and harsh light. Winocour, who also scripted, often makes her points without words.
May 16, 2013
[A] somber, intelligent period drama ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 16, 2013
Its world is small but convincing.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 14, 2013
The film is something of a paradox, simultaneously passionate and dispassionate, its ending tethered to both bruised triumph and a sense of things falling apart.
May 14, 2013
Plays like a gothic prequel to David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method, one in which human flesh is viewed as both horrific and erotic terrain.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 12, 2013
Alice Winocour's take on this true story carries the superficial trappings of a period drama, but its perspective is entirely contemporary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 5, 2013
As the plot unfolds, the aim comes undone, leaving the viewer abandoned and wanting.
April 22, 2013
Writer-director Alice Winocour takes the relationship into some uncomfortable places, and Soko and Lindon both give nuanced performances, with much roiling beneath the surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 1, 2013
A psychological thriller that explores fresh territory in its depiction of sexual politics.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 24, 2012
Anchored by two intense, intertwined perfs by veteran Vincent Lindon and relative newcomer Soko, this period drama offers a coolly febrile study of madness, Victorian sexual politics and power.
May 20, 2012
Overall, this is a handsomely-mounted period picture which transcends the stuffiness of costume-drama with sufficient aplomb...
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