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Fear and Trembling (Stupeur et tremblements) Reviews

August 5, 2005
The best office comedy since Office Space.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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
May 20, 2005
The film is more ambiguous about its characters' desire than it needs to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 1, 2005
The delicacy of the film comes from the fine performances, particularly Kaori Tsuji as Fubuki.
March 18, 2005
Astutely directed by Alain Corneau.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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.
February 25, 2005
Strange and darkly funny culture-clash comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 17, 2005
A captivating tale of corporate degradation and eventual liberation.
February 17, 2005
A smart, funny tale of thwarted dreams and impossible humiliation.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 21, 2005
One of the film's pleasures is its unanswered mysteries.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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.
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.
November 19, 2004
Hilarious from first frame to last.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 19, 2004
A marvelous cross between Secretary and Lost in Translation.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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
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.