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Looking for Hortense (Cherchez Hortense) Reviews

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Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
September 6, 2013
Though beautifully filmed and impeccably acted, the story is just too French, domestic and dull to light the fires of conflict.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 3, 2013
The problem is that it's impossible to care about the dull man at the centre when he's surrounded my much more colourfully eccentric characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
August 19, 2013
An uneven film with occasional moments of genius.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
August 12, 2013
It's like a Haneke plot turned into a comforting boulevard play, but it's subtly observed and extremely well acted ...
Guy Lodge
London Evening Standard
August 9, 2013
Bonitzer is a lithe, literate writer who has penned screenplays for greats such as Jacques Rivette and André Téchiné but it seems he doesn't save his best ideas for himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tara Brady
Irish Times
August 9, 2013
As though aliens picked up a random Francophone VOD channel and regurgitated their own Scary Movie version of the worst bits back at humankind.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Xan Brooks
August 8, 2013
The performances are tart and tannic, ensuring the film goes out with a graceful dying fall.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
August 8, 2013
At once contrived and jerry-constructed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
August 8, 2013
The movie dawdles on, tying its loose ends into a limp knot, but when passive-aggressive text messages are the closest you get to dramatic friction, it's hard not to feel as though there's something missing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Cath Clarke
Time Out
August 8, 2013
Kristen Scott Thomas wanders back from time to time to taunt us with what could have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rebecca Ellis
Little White Lies
August 8, 2013
Forget Hortense, we're still looking for the plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Matthew Turner
August 8, 2013
Watchable French drama with a strong script and superb performances from Jean-Pierre Bacri and Kristin Scott Thomas, though the unfocussed plot is ultimately a little underwhelming.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tom Dawson
The List
August 7, 2013
There's a dream-like quality to this nimble-footed tale, in which coincidences, repetitions and digressions abound, and where various characters appear seemingly magically within scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies
August 6, 2013
Jean-Pierre Bacri gives a pitch perfect performance as an academic who understands the cultural minutiae of the Orient, but cannot fathom his own loved ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Siobhan Synnot
August 5, 2013
A lecturer (Jean-Pierre Bacri) gets embroiled to a fight to stop the deportation of a Serbian woman. Kristin Scott-Thomas (right) reprises another of her chilly wife roles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Mottram
Total Film
July 30, 2013
A pleasingly intelligent picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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