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Elles Reviews

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September 18, 2017
It's a story told often and usually, as in this case, not told particularly well.
May 9, 2016
You could hardly think of a racier subject and a more meandering, listless movie.
April 20, 2012
Elles comes across as a very peculiar beast indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 3, 2012
In spite of an original storyline and the amazing talent of Juliette Binoche, Elles fails to deliver on a perceived promise to deconstruct, re-define, or re-imagine notions of female sexuality.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.2/10
April 24, 2012
It's entirely too much for co-writer/director Malgoska Szumowska to coherently flesh out in an hour and a half, especially with so much time dedicated just to the state of arousal.
April 18, 2012
Like that opening sex scene, presented just muddily enough to seem both slightly lurid and tastefully grave, Elles comes off as equally simplistic and indistinct.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 7, 2012
"Elles" has a surprisingly deep performance in a disappointingly shallow movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 21, 2012
It's not great, but it could lead to interesting discussion.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 19, 2012
Szumowska attempts to draw an equivalence between Anne's line of work and that of her young subjects, but fails to make anything meaningful stick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 1, 2013
There is an element of voyeurism and titillation by design that seeps out in the realisation of the narrative
February 1, 2013
I can't tell what Elles has to say and I rather think the filmmakers don't either
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
June 1, 2012
Beneath its sophisticated Frenchness and Juliette Binoche-led cast, Elles is gratuitous garbage.
April 20, 2012
An interesting subject but a dull film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 27, 2012
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 7, 2012
Director Malgorzata Szumowska seems intent on drowning her film and her leading lady in campy erotic imagery.
April 19, 2012
A rather dull and smug experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 19, 2012
It feels like a portrait of a fleeting bourgeois crisis, something Binoche performs well but which feels skin deep when the film is flirting with more fleshy issues.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 11, 2012
The film is perhaps too even-handedly in love with the sisterhood it portrays.
May 1, 2012
A ponderous, self-satisfied drama that can't be saved by a characteristically nuanced performance from Juliette Binoche. A would-be character study that comes across as a plodding and muddled adaptation of a didactic women's studies term paper.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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