The Bride Wore Black Reviews

October 29, 2020
Though second-tier Truffaut, The Bride Wore Black remains an under-appreciated thriller that passes on Moreau's stellar performance and Coutard's roaming camera work.
February 20, 2015
Moreau is mesmerizing as the avenging angel, and the manner in which she interacts with each priggish man offers a fascinating study in a particular brand of male-female dynamics.
March 11, 2013
Truffaut suggests a nation straining to burst its carapace of moralism. The film's subject and its object converge in the same self-liberating social revolution that would shake the country the following year.
November 6, 2011
With its summery, Mediterranean surface, Jeanne Moreau as the ultimate femme fatale heroine and a knife-twisting tale of murderous revenge and unexpected romance, "The Bride Wore Black" is well worth rediscovering.
March 4, 2011
The Bride Wore Black finds a dark yet entertaining balance between B-movie conventions and (Truffaut's) European film sensibilities.
November 14, 2008
It's an entertaining film even if it doesn't completely work.
March 13, 2007
It's an enjoyable and entertaining film, albeit probably Truffaut's darkest and least sentimental work.
March 13, 2007
Miss Moreau remains one of the screen's great actresses, and there is a supporting cast of unusual quality.
July 6, 2005
August 10, 2004
May 24, 2003
It's accessible, intriguing and enjoyable.
May 20, 2003
Truffaut is such a poetic filmmaker that the film turns around and becomes, not at all Hitchcockian, but a gentle comedy and one of the few plausible and strange love stories in a long time.
June 5, 2002
A chilling and tragic portrait of fractured psychology and shattered lives.
January 1, 2000
Basically an exercice de style, and a good one at that.