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Elles Reviews

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Kong Rithdee
Bangkok Post
May 9, 2016
You could hardly think of a racier subject and a more meandering, listless movie.
Richard Haridy
November 25, 2013
Elles is undeniably challenging, courageously delving into some immensely messy issues surrounding sexuality and the ways men and women barter in relationships.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 15, 2013
Polish director Małgorzata Szumowska deserves some sort of award for making such a potentially spell-binding topic so flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
February 1, 2013
I can't tell what Elles has to say and I rather think the filmmakers don't either
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
February 1, 2013
There is an element of voyeurism and titillation by design that seeps out in the realisation of the narrative
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
June 21, 2012
This Paris-based film from Polish director Malgorzata Szumowska is a fairly unengaging journalism procedural shellacked with a veneer of elliptical, complicated symbolism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
June 21, 2012
It's not great, but it could lead to interesting discussion.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
June 7, 2012
Writer-director Malgorzata Szumowska breaks past the facile moralizing only once.
Matt Pais
June 7, 2012
Sexy enough to arouse and honest enough to provide reasons to be turned off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 7, 2012
"Elles" has a surprisingly deep performance in a disappointingly shallow movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
June 1, 2012
Beneath its sophisticated Frenchness and Juliette Binoche-led cast, Elles is gratuitous garbage.
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
May 31, 2012
The three actresses put on a show (including graphic sex scenes), but it's a small show.
Beverly Berning
May 28, 2012
The shock factor may put off some, especially men who might feel uncomfortable having their sex portrayed with such cruel strokes (including male film critics-this film has been panned by so many of them) ...
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
May 17, 2012
Binoche is the disappointment. More than half the problem is that the script, co-written by the director, gives her little to do but fret and mope.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
May 17, 2012
While Binoche is almost always worth watching, this is one of the exceptions to that rule.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
James Verniere
Boston Herald
May 11, 2012
Yes, I know, it's the obvious semi-feminist take on the oldest profession in the world, and yes, men are pigs.
Full Review | Original Score: B minus
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
May 11, 2012
One of her (Binoche's) lesser choices.
Gerald Peary
Boston Phoenix
May 10, 2012
How did the Polish filmmaker Malgoska Szumowska dupe the classy Juliette Binoche to participate in such a dubious, exploitative film?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
May 10, 2012
Both provocative and muddled, the film's a moody, passive-aggressive tract that's buoyed by superior performances and sunk by its own uncertainties.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Dequina
May 9, 2012
Binoche, as usual, gives her all, communicating a character complexity and believable anguish that the rather thin and routine material never quite deserve.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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