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Jean De Florette Reviews

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Cole Smithey
July 16, 2015
[VIDEO ESSAY] "Jean de Florette / Manon des Sources" is an emotionally potent movie whose lush depiction of Provence captures your imagination in such a tangible way that you feel as if you are living there during the period.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
February 20, 2015
Visually resplendent and magnificently acted (particularly by Auteuil), Jean de Florette has all the trimmings of a great Greek tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dan Jardine
December 27, 2014
Jean de Florette is as melodramatic as any soap opera, but its treatment is just a little askew, just off-center enough for the film to evolve into a moving and powerful pastoral tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 77/100
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 29, 2009
A stealthy work that creeps up on the viewer, becoming intriguing without seeming to work at it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 27, 2004
An emotionally affecting morality tale about greed and undeserved anguish.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Moira Sullivan
April 23, 2003
Beautiful, carefully groomed, French epic.
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The point of the film is not to create suspense, but to capture the relentlessness of human greed, the feeling that the land is so important the human spirit can be sacrificed to it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
You may also become permanently sick of goats. But after Jean, a rich residue of themes and images remains -- much as after reading a long but great novel or Greek tragedy.
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
Highly recommended, even for subtitle-haters.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
November 7, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
October 27, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
September 1, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
July 4, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Kyle Counts
Gay & Lesbian Times
May 22, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Spence D.
IGN Movies
January 24, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 12, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
September 25, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
July 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 23, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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