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Fear and Trembling (Stupeur et tremblements) Reviews

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August 1, 2007
A clean S&M flick which only devotees of mental cruelty are likely to find satisfying. Office Space, Japanese Style!
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
December 14, 2005
a bravura performance in a memorable film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 5, 2005
The best office comedy since Office Space.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 30, 2005
A mindboggling view into the heart of Japan
June 24, 2005
One of the screen's most cuttingly funny looks at office life.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 24, 2005
... subtly sexual and erotic, despite the fact that every scene takes place in the office and there is not a single overt sexual act or word or gesture or reference.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 3, 2005
A shrewd but spiky satire about corporate bureaucracy and Japanese social stratification.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 21, 2005
Cool, incisive, funny but also strangely melancholy...connoisseurs of cinematic elegance should find it a brilliant jewel.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 20, 2005
The film is more ambiguous about its characters' desire than it needs to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 15, 2005
Testud, who appears to be fluent in the Japanese language, throws herself into this role and is wickedly funny as she flounders in the perverse environment
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 1, 2005
The delicacy of the film comes from the fine performances, particularly Kaori Tsuji as Fubuki.
March 24, 2005
Moves swiftly and builds to a satisfying conclusion.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 18, 2005
Astutely directed by Alain Corneau.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 18, 2005
Harrowing and hilarious.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 18, 2005
Offers a mostly fascinating look at Japanese culture as seen through narrowly focused Western eyes.
Read More | Original Score: B
March 17, 2005
Testud is nothing short of sublime.
March 16, 2005
The movie is slight but in a way that makes it the opposite of pushy; it's companionably easy to laugh with.
February 25, 2005
Strange and darkly funny culture-clash comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 17, 2005
From its snarky water-cooler comedy to its satisfying dabblings in feminism, the movie has a championship heart in Testud, an electric screen presence any audience will follow as willingly as the camera tracks her marvelously expressive features.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 17, 2005
A captivating tale of corporate degradation and eventual liberation.
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