Gabrielle Reviews

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November 17, 2006
Although it is possible that French actress Isabelle Huppert makes the occasional false move, she does not make them in front of a camera.
November 16, 2006
This is a careful and cinematic adaptation that rings with painful truth.
September 28, 2006
For the most part, [Chereau] lets Huppert and Greggory provide the emotional impact. They respond accordingly, imbuing their mutual suffering with an exacting and moving finesse.
September 15, 2006
Chereau matches Conrad's insistence on psychological accuracy, burrowing through the protective layers of self-delusion that hold so many human relationships together.
September 7, 2006
Husband and wife, upper-class couple Jean and Gabrielle Hervey, are played, to perfection, by two of France's premier film actors: Pascal Greggory and Isabelle Huppert.
August 25, 2006
Greggory is up to that journey, revealing the character in his various colors, and Huppert is at her usual best, subtle, emotionally full, focused and honest.
August 30, 2009
A work of stunning intensity underneath opulent fabrics
January 10, 2008
Both protagonists give elegant and moving performances.
September 17, 2007
far greater insight, analysis and reflection than is normally found in dvd extras.
June 12, 2007
A film that matches all too well the times it portrays, Gabrielle is claustrophobic, stifling, and not a little crusty. Saved only by its exquisitely bitter performances and immaculate design.
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