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

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August 30, 2018
Ends up running off the rails one or two times too often.
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 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
January 23, 2013
Filmmaking this self-indulgent screams "refund" in any language.
January 19, 2013
Like a carnival barker or presidential candidate, Rust and Bone promises far more than it delivers.
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.
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.
January 2, 2013
A disappointing use of Cotillard's estimable talent buoyed by striking visuals and inspired use of a Katy Perry song.
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.
December 21, 2012
There are powerful moments here, but their impact is undermined by a lack of subtlety in the storytelling.
December 21, 2012
Rust and Bone concerns the relationship between a wholly unsympathetic man and a woman whose strange attachment to him does not garner much sympathy for her, either.
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.
December 20, 2012
Reminds that a movie can be gripping and still not quite work.
December 19, 2012
Cotillard's performance is a match for the histrionics, but Rust and Bone still could cut a lot of fat.
December 7, 2012
Despite amazing CGI that shows Cotillard convincingly sans legs and terrific acting, this is far too long for what's there.
December 6, 2012
Why are certain films less than the sum of their appealing parts?
November 22, 2012
Its underwritten characters and hoary approach plunk it into mediocrity.
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.
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.
November 20, 2012
[Cotillard is] forced to flail and mood-swing from scene to scene.
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