De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone) Reviews

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November 16, 2020
Rust and Bone possess a unique vivacity and hopefulness that just can't be shaken off. Despite Stéphanie's general lack of character, Cotillard lifts her to levels of emotional brilliance.
July 31, 2019
Marion Cotillard was mesmerizing as an amputee in Rust and Bone.
February 26, 2019
It's far more layered and subtle than its summary suggests, thanks to the magical combination of [Jacques] Audiard's direction and Marion Cotillard's uninhibited, prickly, incredible performance.
February 5, 2019
Those who find themselves whipped up and ensnared in its melodramatic whirlpool may well come out of the other side feeling cleansed and thoroughly satisfied.
December 18, 2018
Though Rust and Bone hovers on the edge of melodrama, it eventually navigates the dangers to become a touching, authentic film.
December 12, 2018
A masterpiece about the violence, the love and how there is a little of love in the violence and a little of violence in love. A must. [Full review in Spanish]
August 30, 2018
Ends up running off the rails one or two times too often.
August 10, 2018
Its scale, intelligence and willingness to go to some strange places without alienating the audience make this a very good film.
January 9, 2018
Jacques Audiard's Rust and Bone is thoroughly extraordinay.
September 7, 2017
... where it falters is the latter half of the story... and the evolution (or lack thereof) of its protagonist and reluctantly drawn heroine.
April 17, 2016
Built like an old, beat-up bomber - not necessarily the sleekest or most reliable, but perfectly engineered to drop emotional projectiles on its audience.
March 2, 2016
A slow meander through the lives of two very different people who make a connection. Often difficult to watch because it is raw emotion and pain coming at you from all corners, it is still fascinating because of two intriguing performances.
April 10, 2014
Audiard visits a physicality that isn't necessarily female or male, but of the body, and toward the body, as in Cotillard's wide, lidded eyes when she watches him punching, thumping and bleeding in illegal bare-fisted takedown fights.
July 27, 2013
An emotionally gripping if slightly meandering drama marked by two powerful lead performances.
June 20, 2013
It's a film for people who believe that fallen souls aren't inevitably destined to become lost ones.
April 27, 2013
...while all the admittedly well-wrought details engage us on an intellectual level and keep us watching, the film doesn't linger in the imagination the way truly great cinema does
April 23, 2013
there is no denying the cinematic power of Audiard's fearless storytelling
April 15, 2013
Rust and Bone is a tough, emotionally raw movie, but its not a difficult watch, and its a very skillfully rendered piece of neo-realism.
April 12, 2013
The notion of strings-free sex gets a good working over from director Jacques Audiard (A Prophet), who takes as much pride in exploring the workings of Stephanie's troubled mind as he does in digitally removing her legs.
April 2, 2013
The film achieves what all dramatic films should strive for: complete audience empathy for the main characters. I cared for these two so deeply, and the many, many moments of quiet triumph gave me rushes of joy. A beautiful triumph of precision.
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