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Gabrielle Reviews

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August 30, 2009
A work of stunning intensity underneath opulent fabrics
January 10, 2008
Both protagonists give elegant and moving performances.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 22, 2007
Rewards those who stay with least those who use terms like deconstruction.
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 16, 2006
This is a careful and cinematic adaptation that rings with painful truth.
November 11, 2006
Chronically impassive and faultlessly incurious about others, Gabrielle has been, for ten years, the perfect ornament of a social circle where 'emotion and failure are feared more than war.'
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 26, 2006
A shocking, brilliantly original rumination on the subject of marital rot.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 25, 2006
A little less flash, and Gabrielle could have been a subtle classic. As is, it's still a powerful exploration of human nature.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
August 24, 2006
The director's skillful handing and the superb performances are liable to manipulate a smart audience as easily as they manipulate one another.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 24, 2006
Explosive and intense, melancholy yet sometimes mordantly funny, Gabrielle is the sort of picture that takes no prisoners. And offers no definitive answers.
Read More | Original Score: B
August 16, 2006
An emotionally explosive adaptation of Joseph Conrad's short story.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 10, 2006
...visually gorgeous...with graceful camera movement and psychologically evocative lighting and cutting...[despite] stretches of talkiness.
August 5, 2006
Marriage noir with another devastating performance by Huppert that plumbs the depths of unhinged despair.
| Original Score: 9/10
August 3, 2006
Isabelle Huppert and Pascal Greggory are superb as a couple of immense wealth and social prestige in the Belle Epoque Paris of 1912 -- but then everything about this film is superb.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 3, 2006
I couldn't stop watching, but came away spiritually drained.
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