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Hadewijch Reviews

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February 16, 2012
As the credits rolled I was both bamboozled and disappointed. I suspect you will be too.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 22, 2009
I didn't like the movie enough to wonder about it too long.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 28, 2009
Ultimately seems just as calculated and mechanical a pose as Dumont's previous efforts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 13, 2010
Dumont suppresses any information that could bring any of his stick-figure characters to life; he seems to be offering lessons about fanaticism, wealth, power, poverty, and politics, but is merely drawing connections by numbers.
October 8, 2009
For a film about the brimming over of one girl's emotional fervour, it does surprisingly little to elicit a 'gut response' from the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 16, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 20, 2012
You either go with Dumont's arrogant series of conundrums and paradoxes or - as I do - you see them as mere meaningless 'effects' with little rhyme and no reason.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 16, 2012
Though Dumont sets a painstakingly slow pace, CÚline's story feels maddeningly incomplete, and vague both in theological and psychological terms
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 16, 2012
The film never takes us in far enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 19, 2010
Religious obsession meets raging teen hormones and an irrepressible desire for a date with the deity. And not always with dramatic clarity, while decidedly on the pathological when not celibate kooky erotic side.
December 21, 2010
With Hadewijch, [Dumont] endorses something like the Dardenne brothers' rugged, squalid secular humanism, offering the barrier-breaking embrace as vague alternative to Despair, Church, or Capital.
February 17, 2012
Challenging, thought provoking and extraordinarily powerful.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 9, 2009
An austere and powerful French film about the dangers of religious zealotry and the mysteries of divine grace.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 12, 2009
Lucid and startling
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 31, 2010
Dumont, as if trying to make sure nobody wants to see his movie, named it after a female Flemish poet from the 13th century, but - please read the rest of this sentence - the movie is set in modern times.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 12, 2008
Dumont's patient, suggestive approach transcends mere provocation: this is a film about absence with some real weight to it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 15, 2012
Hadewijch is a thoughtful piece of raw, austere filmmaking, catering specifically for those interested in serious and adventurous cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 19, 2012
Dumont's elliptical movie is as stiff as an over-starched wimple and rather tedious, but like earlier films of his it has something that sticks in the mind like the hook in a fish's mouth.
February 6, 2012
The opaque Sokolowski is a real discovery, and this mysterious film builds to its climactic act of salvation...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 24, 2010
Should delight Dumont's fans. For others, it will take a bit of getting used to. The effort will prove to be worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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