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I've Loved You So Long Reviews

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Top Critic
Melissa Anderson
Time Out
November 17, 2011
| Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 6, 2010
A riveting character piece which will stir the soul upon completion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
November 2, 2009
Un relato sensible y sutil sobre la reconstrucción de un vínculo interrumpido traumáticamente. Más que atendible debut en la dirección del escritor Philippe Claudel, con estupendas actuaciones de sus protagonistas femeninas.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
March 20, 2009
The well-drawn, intriguing characters and vividly realistic situations make for an interesting story that holds your attention. The conversations are natural and succinct.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
March 14, 2009
Philippe Claudel's "I've Loved You So Long" finds Kristen Scott Thomas giving one of last year's best performances in one of last year's better films.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Josh Larsen
March 10, 2009
The last-act revelation leaves the audience off the hook in a way that's more common for a soothing Hollywood picture than this sort of challenging French import.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
March 7, 2009
In the hands of Kristin Scott Thomas it becomes the story of one woman's struggle with the events of her life...
| Original Score: 3/4
Josh Rosenblatt
Austin Chronicle
February 27, 2009
Remarkable directorial debut of French novelist Claudel.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mike Ward
February 27, 2009
Madeline Goes to Prison tops Madea Goes to Jail
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
February 26, 2009
Reminds us of how truly brilliant filmmaking needs none of the technology and bombast Hollywood has come to depend on.
| Original Score: 90/100
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
February 26, 2009
Don't let the Harlequin Romance title fool you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Carla Meyer
Sacramento Bee
February 20, 2009
Claudel has made a very special kind of star vehicle -- the kind that's also a very good movie overall.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Michael Smith
Tulsa World
February 6, 2009
Thomas and Zylberstein are exceptional beyond the film itself, which demands deliberation and made me wish that it delivered a more memorable payoff for that patience.
| Original Score: 3/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 3, 2009
The detail in I've Loved You So Long is incredible. There's a tightness of structure that makes no moment seem inessential.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
January 30, 2009
This isn't a movie about big emotional breakthroughs, but about the slow thaw taking place in Juliette's heart, and writer-director Philippe Claudel and the actors do an excellent job in charting a series of small, telling steps forward.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dan Lybarger
January 25, 2009
'I've Loved You So Long' feels convincing even when jolting developments occur.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
January 23, 2009
A good movie with a great performance, I've Loved You So Long is about one rewrite away from perfection.
| Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Rafer Guzman
January 16, 2009
In a few moments the British actress, playing a haunted woman named Juliette, will begin speaking French, but in these moments her face reveals more than any dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 13, 2009
It isn't much of a plot, but the film is a very good character study, and is a showcase for some great performances.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 9, 2009
In a profession that routinely casts aside leading ladies when they hit 40, it's a shame a great one had to take her act to France to remind us that actors, like wines, only improve with age.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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