Barrage Reviews

October 4, 2019
The director scores real-life mother and daughter duo Isabelle Huppert and Lolita Chammah for her protracted examination of control and rebellion crossing three generations of women from the same bloodline.
March 8, 2018
The film's title comes from a dam on the nearby river; it's also a tennis term, match de barrage meaning "playoff." The playoff between Chammah and Huppert is certainly relishable...
October 19, 2017
Schroeder can't sustain enough tension or emotion to make the story compelling.
July 20, 2017
[Here] a glint in the eye can say so much, both about who a person is, and who they want to be.
February 13, 2017
An overwrought inquiry into inherited anxieties.
Top Critic
February 12, 2017
The air trickles out of this sensitive but clich-laced drama ...
February 11, 2017
Anchored by three great performances, but it feels rather distinctly average - and it's hard to make Isabelle Huppert look average.
February 10, 2017
The style is minimalist and meandering but does eventually add up to an unsettling portrait of three generations connected by blood if not affection.
February 10, 2017
The film is more of a character study than a full-fledged family drama, though one that benefits from strong, naturalistic performances by cast members that seem to know one another all too well.
February 10, 2017
Both leads present themselves matter-of-factly, almost self-effacingly to Schroeder's camera. When Huppert is absent from the screen, however, the voltage markedly drops.
February 10, 2017
This simplistic narrative is one deftly executed by Schroeder, and features three impressive lead performances, across three generations.