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

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Eric D. Snider
Film.com
July 27, 2013
An emotionally gripping if slightly meandering drama marked by two powerful lead performances.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
January 11, 2013
The movie wanders off course in the final act, as if none of its three screenwriters could quite figure out how to end it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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+
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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 11, 2013
"Rust and Bone" has heart and soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
January 10, 2013
"Rust and Bone" seems to wander unexpectedly into its heart; it feels organic in its casual unfolding, like life itself.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
January 10, 2013
You couldn't ask for a more random relationship, but "Rust and Bone" slowly, almost magically, gives it meaning, symbolism, even a kind of symmetry.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
January 3, 2013
The masterful writer-director Jacques Audiard draws vivid performances from Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts for this gripping French romance about the body and the soul.
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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.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2013
When Rust and Bone tells a story of a woman's recovery from a devastating injury, it hits all the right notes, traveling a path that is poignant without being mawkish and triumphant without being saccharine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
December 21, 2012
For all its willful melodrama, Rust and Bone takes its characters -- and us -- someplace touching and hard fought.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
December 21, 2012
By turns brutal and tender, Rust and Bone is a bullet train of heightened melodrama that refuses to derail.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
December 21, 2012
A movie that defies categorization, slips convenient genre boundaries, and leaves viewers feeling haunted and inspired in equal measure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
December 20, 2012
"Rust and Bone" is a tough movie about tough people for a tough audience. So prepare to get roughed up a little.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
December 20, 2012
This is a sensuously assembled, almost tactile film that earns its redemption and sears itself in memory.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
December 20, 2012
An effective and moving drama about the strength of the human spirit and the will to survive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
December 20, 2012
The leads save it, particularly Cotillard, who once again subverts her own glamour with ferocious lack of ego.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
December 20, 2012
There is something about two broken people trying to create something whole between them that is endlessly appealing to movie audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
December 20, 2012
Audiard, who made the uncompromising prison saga A Prophet, is like a gritty, realist Douglas Sirk - throwing his characters into whirlwind scenarios that are filled with big emotions and fateful turns of events.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
December 20, 2012
An unusual and unsettling love story, Rust and Bone shows once again that Oscar-winning French actress Marion Cotillard is as close to perfect as any female has ever been onscreen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
December 7, 2012
The entire shebang is like a Frenchified homage to the tough-tender universe of everything from The Champ to the Bogart-Bacall duets.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
December 6, 2012
Romantic but pitiless, fearlessly emotional as well as edgy, "Rust and Bone" is a powerhouse.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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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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Claudia Puig
USA Today
December 6, 2012
The story grows inert, hindered by Schoenaerts' expressionless performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Dana Stevens
Slate
November 30, 2012
Rust and Bone is a movie about letting go of shame and making way for the advent of pleasure. Let that be your guide to watching it as well.
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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
November 28, 2012
The better the director, however, the more that melodrama is recast as romantic destiny, and Jacques Audiard... brings such drive to Rust and Bone that you barely hear the whirrings of contrivance.
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Ian Buckwalter
The Atlantic
November 23, 2012
Demonstrates that one can take a pat inspirational story and infuse it with the hardship required to make that inspiration feel earned.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
November 23, 2012
Rethinking what we thought we knew - about love, about sex, about disability - is what "Rust and Bone" is about. Be careful, the film warns us -- we may know less about those things than we think.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
November 22, 2012
"Rust and Bone" is a strong, emotionally replete experience, and also a tour de force of directorial button pushing.
| Original Score: 4/5
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November 22, 2012
Audiard isn't afraid to be a little sentimental, and that's what distinguishes Rust and Bone from so many other contemporary dramas or romances.
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
November 22, 2012
You should just go see it, because it has a visual command and powerful narrative undertow all its own.
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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
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
November 22, 2012
It says something that Audiard's "killer whale movie" stages its most emotional moment to a Katy Perry song and still deserves to be taken seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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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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Rex Reed
New York Observer
November 20, 2012
Mr. Audiard has style galore, but he suffers from the same elephantiasis of the ego as almost all of the current American directors.
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David Fear
Time Out
November 20, 2012
It's Cotillard who surprises: Too often cast as eye candy, she demonstrates a facility here for tiny gestures and facial expressions that suggest emotional arcs in miniature.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
November 20, 2012
These are people who never would have connected under ordinary circumstances; they end up needing each other desperately. Only in the movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
November 20, 2012
[Cotillard is] forced to flail and mood-swing from scene to scene.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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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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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
November 20, 2012
As an orca trainer who loses her legs, Cotillard is astonishing, as is Schoenaerts as a boxer who helps restore her sexual identity. Audiard's hypnotic film means to shake you, and does.
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Laremy Legel
Film.com
September 7, 2012
A solid little drama from director Jacques Audiard that effectively captures the fragmented existence of those crippled by pain.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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September 7, 2012
It's a marvelous movie, gorgeous and thoughtful and deeply felt.
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Jon Frosch
The Atlantic
May 30, 2012
The movie takes a contrived-sounding romance and turns it into a visceral, idiosyncratic exploration of battered bodies in search of souls.
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Karina Longworth
L.A. Weekly
May 18, 2012
If Audiard's mastery of plastic aesthetics makes this all go down a little too easy, that's maybe the point: perception is deceiving.
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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club
May 18, 2012
Just novel enough to seem somewhat fresh.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
May 17, 2012
[A] sometimes engrossing, sometimes exasperating romance.
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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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Peter Debruge
Variety
May 17, 2012
A tender yet heavily de-romanticized love story between a boxer with broken hands and an orca trainer with missing legs, "Rust and Bone" serves as an impressive if somewhat overblown exercise in contrasts.
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Glenn Heath Jr.
indieWIRE
May 17, 2012
Rust and Bone, Audiard's latest study in physical weathering and emotional repression, only further confirms his ongoing obsession with surfaces.
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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
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Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
May 17, 2012
[It] benefits from unvarnished, forthright performances from Marion Cotillard and Bullhead hunk Matthias Schoenaerts, as well as from the utterly convincing representation of the former's paraplegic state.