Gabrielle Reviews

July 7, 2014
Writer-director Louise Archambault uses a free and easy camera style and mosaic-like editing to suggest how intensely Gabrielle responds to elements of everyday life.
July 3, 2014
Casting Marion-Rivard in the title role was a risk that paid off, giving the film its authenticity, also its imperfections, which are easy enough to live with.
July 3, 2014
If "Gabrielle" is a likable crowd-pleaser, it would be much better without the extra dollop of organic honey.
July 3, 2014
Frequently charming.
July 2, 2014
Archambault has a rare light in Marion-Rivard, whose wide smile is infectious: When she sulks, it feels like the whole world is tumbling down.
June 30, 2014
The film drags when some scenes run long. Its sentiment is appealing, though, and its sincerity doesn't cloy.
April 14, 2014
Archambault's handling of Gabrielle and Martin's sexuality is one of the pic's strong suits, presenting their desire with a refreshing, straightforward honesty.
April 14, 2014
An occasionally blunt but well-acted love story.
January 10, 2014
Instead of a message movie, Gabrielle is a romance and an unusual kind of musical that seamlessly integrates special needs actors with the other cast members.
January 9, 2014
Archambault's frequent use of music - everything from choral to classical to electropop to samba - helps maintain energy and positive vibes in a film that could easily turn maudlin or didactic.