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Stupeur et tremblements Reviews

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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle
August 5, 2005
The best office comedy since Office Space.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
June 24, 2005
One of the screen's most cuttingly funny looks at office life.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
May 20, 2005
The film is more ambiguous about its characters' desire than it needs to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
April 1, 2005
The delicacy of the film comes from the fine performances, particularly Kaori Tsuji as Fubuki.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
March 18, 2005
Astutely directed by Alain Corneau.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
March 18, 2005
Offers a mostly fascinating look at Japanese culture as seen through narrowly focused Western eyes.
| Original Score: B
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
March 17, 2005
Testud is nothing short of sublime.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
February 25, 2005
Strange and darkly funny culture-clash comedy.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Curt Fields
Washington Post
February 17, 2005
A captivating tale of corporate degradation and eventual liberation.
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
February 17, 2005
A smart, funny tale of thwarted dreams and impossible humiliation.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
January 21, 2005
One of the film's pleasures is its unanswered mysteries.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Marta Barber
Miami Herald
January 21, 2005
Director Alain Corneau refrains from turning some of the bosses -- and their actions -- into caricatures. Even Amelie is never made to appear as a victim, just victimized.
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
November 29, 2004
In what is essentially a two-actress vehicle, Ms. Testud and Ms. Tsuji are letter-perfect in capturing all the shadings of their characters' passionately perverse relationship.
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
November 19, 2004
Hilarious from first frame to last.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
November 19, 2004
A marvelous cross between Secretary and Lost in Translation.
| Original Score: 3/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
November 18, 2004
Alain Corneau's psychodrama is the latest movie to explore (and to exploit) Western fascination with Japan.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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David Ng
Village Voice
November 16, 2004
A film that professes a deep respect for the Japanese culture and then renders its Japanese characters as a bunch of screeching ninnies.