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

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Michael Nordine
L.A. Weekly
January 2, 2013
A disappointing use of Cotillard's estimable talent buoyed by striking visuals and inspired use of a Katy Perry song.
Chris Fyvie
The Skinny
November 8, 2012
A work of breathtaking intensity, there's nevertheless a point where so much misery has been thrown on screen that the narrative becomes predictable; imagine something terrible, and it's probably going to happen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jesse Cataldo
Slant Magazine
November 16, 2012
It runs a complicated bait and switch on its audience, passing ostensible exploitation fodder through a high-toned prestige filter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Glenn Heath Jr.
May 17, 2012
Rust and Bone, Audiard's latest study in physical weathering and emotional repression, only further confirms his ongoing obsession with surfaces.
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
July 6, 2012
Strangely unaffecting.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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
Full Review | Original Score: 83/100
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
May 17, 2012
The entire picture feels like a poetic-grunge generality, with a penchant for jacked-up tension that feels applied to the situation, not pulled from within the people on screen.
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
December 6, 2012
Why are certain films less than the sum of their appealing parts?
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
November 22, 2012
Its underwritten characters and hoary approach plunk it into mediocrity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
December 30, 2012
Everybody finally sees the light on fast forward with happy endings all around, despite intense performances. While Alain eventually decides that full-time boxing is the way to go, to find dignity and get liberated from worker exploitation. Go figure.
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
November 21, 2012
If you hired Albert Camus to write "Rocky," it might come out something like "Rust and Bone," a quintessentially French effort to combine pugilism and sentimentality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
May 17, 2012
The muscularity of Audiard's approach becomes more macho and less appealing as the film goes on, and the script wanders down distracting byroads that make it feel episodic and inattentive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Pais
December 20, 2012
Reminds that a movie can be gripping and still not quite work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
November 12, 2012
The rather depressingly realistic approach to adult relationships... piles on grottiness and misery to a point beyond which it gets absurd.
Erik Childress
November 19, 2012
If the name Nicholas Sparks was within fifty feet of it, it would be laughed out of the theater sight nearly unseen.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
January 11, 2013
"Rust" has some lovely scenes - Alain carrying Stephanie out to the sea - but it seems to wander off in search of something it already has, and in wandering, it loses its way.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times
December 7, 2012
Despite amazing CGI that shows Cotillard convincingly sans legs and terrific acting, this is far too long for what's there.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Dustin Putman
December 20, 2012
Positions the wrong person as the lead protagonist. The film lays its heart on the line, but its focal point is off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rick Kisonak
Seven Days
January 23, 2013
Filmmaking this self-indulgent screams "refund" in any language.
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
November 20, 2012
Rust and Bone is as ludicrous as its plot synopsis suggests.
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