Clouds of Sils Maria Reviews

March 9, 2017
As Valentine and Marie argue over their interpretations of the play, it sparks an ongoing discussion about youth, aging, memory, superstition and fame.
May 1, 2015
It meditates long and hard on questions of age, sincerity, celebrity and love, piling irony on irony. And it features a remarkably natural performance by Kristen Stewart that's so unastounding it's astounding.
April 30, 2015
Binoche, on whom the camera affectionately lingers, makes herself achingly vulnerable. Though the film feels at times a bit cloudy and enigmatic, it's often fascinating in its juxtapositions.
April 30, 2015
Brilliant performances aside, "Clouds of Sils Maria" is overlong and much too self-indulgently an "art film." It might have benefited from being just a bit more grounded.
April 24, 2015
Clouds of Sils Maria is fiendishly wise to the ways of show business, particularly the boxes in which it places women. But the film offers more than that.
April 23, 2015
The real star turns out to be the play itself: the early masterpiece of a now-deceased writer, a work of such mirrorlike perfection that it reveals entirely different things to different people.
April 23, 2015
It's winding, and it sure takes time and patience, and it's not all that clearly marked. But by the end, you're left with quite a view.
April 23, 2015
Astounding performances by Binoche and Stewart, in a film that keeps the viewer constantly off-balance.
April 19, 2015
In the end, there's a sense that director Olivier Assayas is more concerned about making a point than telling a story.
April 18, 2015
Stewart's blazing, blunt, pitch-perfect performance in this film serves as a reminder she's actually one of the best actresses of her generation.