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Belle Toujours Reviews

November 18, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 21, 2008
Beautifully, economically, directed, acted and photographed (by Sabine Lancelin), 'Belle Toujours' is essentially an affectionate, witty, often farcical jeu d'esprit, sweetly and knowingly bringing together the old-fashioned and the modern.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/6
August 24, 2007
Belle Toujours lets us peer at one master embroidering on the legacy of another master.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 24, 2007
It's also more about class and less about sexual desire.
August 23, 2007
Belle Toujours is doggedly inconsequential, deliberately non-eventful and blank.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 8, 2007
The question lingers: Do we really need a sequel to Belle de Jour?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 8, 2007
The 98-year-old [director] Oliveira addresses the beauty and cruelty of aging with such subtlety that the movie is worth taking on its own terms, as the hard-earned musings of its creator.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 8, 2007
This 70-minute exercise ends before it begins.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 7, 2007
Bu˝uel watchers will cluck with pleasure at that one; neophytes can revel in the steely elegance of [actor] Piccoli, who at 80 (when this film was made) effervesces with the joy of his craft. Belle Toujours glistens with discreet charms.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 6, 2007
Falls too often into didactic post-game analysis for its delicate mysteries to retain their luster.
May 24, 2007
Oliveira is a man of astounding finesse. The movie accumulates the sort of meaning that lifts it far beyond the realm of a director's conceit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 6, 2006
It's a tremendously economical film, with not a shot or a second wasted, yet rich with ambiguity, comedy, longing and sadness.
October 4, 2006
[This] sequel to the classic Belle de Jour well demonstrates de Oliveira's undiminished cinematic style and humor, including several surrealistic touches and nods to various elements of Bunuel's classic.
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September 23, 2006
Another sublimely weird one from unstoppable Portuguese nonagenarian Manoel de Oliveira, a man who will outlive us all.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
September 19, 2006
Oliveira's short but sweet rumination on growing old and the fading of sexual desire is not only high-concept, but one of his most watchable.