Camille Claudel, 1915 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Camille Claudel, 1915 Reviews

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June 19, 2014
The film stops dead in its tracks with the introduction of stout Catholic brother Paul Claudel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Pat Donnelly
Montreal Gazette
September 6, 2013
A worthy film of such glacial pacing that it unfortunately borders on the soporific.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
October 18, 2013
Juliette Binoche, as Claudel, is occasionally touching, but as soon as interest flares, the movie suffocates it via endless takes of her suffering through daily chores.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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October 16, 2013
Whatever nuance the movie has, it owes to Binoche's performance; despite the material and visual context, she's able to convey a sense of contradiction and inner life.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
June 16, 2014
Juliette Binoche is brilliant, but the movie is a bit of a slog and its use of real mental patients as extras feels uncomfortably close to exploitation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Diego Semerene
Slant Magazine
October 15, 2013
Juliette Binoche's face, as we know, can tell a million stories in a simple and brief rearrangement of her facial muscles.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Maria Garcia
Film Journal International
October 15, 2013
Despite beautiful cinematography and Juliette Binoche in the title role, Bruno Dumont's biopic is a dull fictionalized depiction of three days of the eponymous sculptor's 30-year confinement.
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
November 22, 2013
Despite its austere beauty, elegant triptych-like structure and faultlessly disciplined performances, "Camille Claudel 1915" still raises more questions than it answers ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Laurence Phelan
Independent (UK)
June 20, 2014
This is a stark film, about the human condition at its most base and degraded.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Sheila O'Malley
RogerEbert.com
October 16, 2013
By the end, you are left with a feeling of helplessness, rage, and a kind of abstracted bafflement. How did this happen?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Aaron Yap
Flicks.co.nz
October 17, 2013
Camille Claudel, 1915 is as ascetic and austere as anything [Bruno Dumont's] done, and definitely not for everyone.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Violet Lucca
Little White Lies
June 19, 2014
Dumont's commitment to tone and aesthetics is remorseless - this was an injustice, and you will suffer accordingly for 94 minutes. But it's not just suffering for suffering's sake.
| Original Score: 4/5
Nora Lee Mandel
Film-Forward.com
October 18, 2013
Strong feminist interpretation to tragic thwarted creativity. . .Binoche fiercely embodies extraordinary woman working to act normal surrounded by abnormal and [no] freedom.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
October 16, 2013
Mesmerizing and heartbreaking with a brave, raw and convincingly moving performance by Juliette Binoche.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.21/10
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
March 19, 2014
A deeply unsettling experience, a muffled cry from and for a woman cast aside by her family and by history.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
October 24, 2013
Equal parts character-study and social commentary, Dumont's film weighs the soul and promise of an artist who was sold down the river by her mentor and by her family members.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Allan Hunter
The List
June 17, 2014
A measured, challenging historical drama but also one of Dumont's more accessible films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
June 19, 2014
A luminous performance from Juliette Binoche is the star attraction in this intense and challenging historical drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
June 19, 2014
As non-plot becomes plot, so "shapelessness" finds its own shape. The film gathers mass, power and beauty as if unguided.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Kevin Harley
Total Film
June 16, 2014
What emerges is a demanding but hypnotic, probing portrait of an artist denied her art, by a director in total command of his.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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