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In Your Hands (Contre Toi) Reviews

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August 15, 2012
Scott Thomas and Marmai are both fine in a film that could almost be a theatrical two-hander but the plot just doesn't hold water.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 15, 2012
Scott Thomas rules the roost if we're looking at inner burn, at the fury that always seems to be snacking on her marrow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 15, 2012
A short but insightful exploration of inverse Stockholm syndrome, loneliness and loss.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 15, 2012
In Your Hands showcases of one of this country's most remarkable screen performers, a vividly intelligent presence - but it does not quite work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 15, 2012
Kristin Scott Thomas impresses, but the third act turns everything to mush.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 15, 2012
The end is abrupt and not entirely satisfactory, but it's a convincingly performed and constantly intriguing film.
August 15, 2012
The film generates some interest by fragmenting the narrative structure but it's really a potboiler without much heat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 15, 2012
The two leads deliver powerful performances and as their relationship develops, the film asks intelligent questions about loneliness, anger and revenge.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 15, 2012
With performers less compelling than Kristin Scott Thomas and Pio Marma, it could have turned out both drab and offensive - but their joint commitment to their flawed, edgy characters creates a fierce momentum.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 15, 2012
The result is disappointing, though not as much as the fact that we never see Scott Thomas in juicy roles like this in Britain.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 15, 2012
At a taut 81 mins, this crisply shot two-hander is further proof of how modern French cinema consistently allows Scott Thomas opportunities to excel in psychologically challenging roles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 15, 2012
In Your Hands is an intriguing, emotionally complex drama with a terrific central performance from Kristin Scott Thomas, but it's also frustratingly slow in the middle section and it's difficult to engage with the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 15, 2012
Despite the downbeat mood, the lack of outdoor life and few chances to meet everyday ordinary people, there's an honesty about Thomas's performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 20, 2012
Psychological thriller In Your Hands finds Kristin Scott Thomas in typically excellent form, but the film itself, a claustrophobic two-hander, doesn't do her justice.
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