Reviews

Mar 2, 2022
Whereas identity, time, and works of art are better understood within clearly demarcated boundaries, Assayas' film suggests that none of these concepts is permanent.
Oct 4, 2021
A compelling meditation on women's vulnerabilities, interpersonal relationships and interdependencies, need for recognition and self-expression and so much more. The cinematic values, too, are exquisite in the extreme.
Oct 4, 2021
There is a great deal to enjoy here, from Assayas' intelligent, insightful script, which muses on the changing nature of fame and theatrical artistry, to the whip smart dialogue.
Jul 6, 2021
It was made for me! And it is delicious.
Feb 21, 2021
Assayas never makes it over-the-top: the sexual tension between the two women are subtly presented, never vulgar. And the storytelling is brimming with intelligence but never feels trickery.
Jan 31, 2021
Never has a film so successfully captured the strengths, weaknesses, fears, desires, and passions of women as Clouds of Sils Maria.
Jan 28, 2021
Both [Kristen Stewart] and Binoche shine in the film; they're electric individually and together.
Aug 14, 2020
Olivier Assayas has created a marvellous film here.
Jul 23, 2020
[A] fascinating, flawlessly performed drama...
Jul 1, 2020
Assayas never set out to contemplate the (un)reality of [the celebrity actor] world in the first place. Or did he?
Jun 26, 2020
It has superb performances by Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart. [Full review in Spanish]
Dec 4, 2019
Sils Maria is the ultimate hangout movie. Maybe when I say hangout movie you think of Richard Linklater or Kevin Smith, but I'd take Kristen Stewart and Juliette Binoche spending quality time on a mountain over those any day. [TOP 50 FILMS OF THE DECADE]
Aug 30, 2019
It took its time, but Clouds of Sils Maris is definitely a memorable and thought-provoking festival watch driven home by the excellent performances and chemistry between Binoche and Stewart.
Aug 5, 2019
Assayas has built a beautiful character driven drama of depth and resonance all centered around the interactions between three women with well-developed complex rules.
Jun 30, 2019
While Assayas is busy naval-gazing, the three actresses manage to snatch Clouds of Sils Maria away from him - keeping the focus where it ought to be in the first place.
May 10, 2019
Clouds of Sils Maria pertinently discusses the nature of interpreting art, but its tedious attention to paparazzi-plagued celebrities is shallower and skews its already meandering trajectory.
Apr 5, 2019
Clouds of Sils Maria is at its most captivating when observing the discourse between Binoche and Stewart as the pair masterfully ricochet lines off one another in a volatile ballet of remarkable linguistic dexterity.
Mar 5, 2019
It's rare to see such a well-developed, female-centric dramas these days, so kudos to Assayas for writing/directing one that also feels authentic.
Nov 10, 2018
A fantastic commentary on modern celebrity, PR, image politics and the struggle to retain personal integrity amid the sheer swirl of the internet and digital media culture.
Aug 31, 2018
A finely crafted psychological study and thriller that operates on several levels, the here and now, the past, and the future and the way our personas shift over time around an unchanging core, like The Snake.