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Kira's Reason: A Love Story Reviews

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May 29, 2006
An incredibly touching ride along the jilting, jarring ups-and-downs of a deeply, madly loving relationship, where two people never quit trying, and failing, together.
August 8, 2004
[S]tunning... a sometimes painfully intimate peek at a crumbling marriage...
April 15, 2004
As [Kira's] actions become more impulsive and her marriage unravels, the film is engagingly unpredictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.75/5
February 13, 2004
Its pat finale ill-befits a film that otherwise strives successfully for stark emotional realism.
Read More | Original Score: 78/100
May 5, 2003
...Stengade's portrayal of a mad housewife is alternately arresting and repelling, the kind of work for which they ought to hand out statues.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: A-
March 16, 2003
Had the film's center been the husband, it would have been more intriguing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 4, 2003
Stengade, in her first leading role, is at once vulnerable and frighteningly manic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 1, 2003
While Madsen and his Dogme 95 colleagues seek to overcome Hollywood's influence, Kira's Reason is an indication that they are a product of the same patriarchy.
January 24, 2003
This Danish import provides a showcase for the lead actors, especially wide-eyed Stengade, who manages sensuality amid all the emotional volatility.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 17, 2003
Stengarde gives an arresting performance as a mentally unstable woman.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 17, 2003
The film never particularly achieves any depth or resonance and ultimately comes across as a series of wacky, albeit rather disturbing episodes.
January 17, 2003
The most colorful Dogme film, and the best to portray beauty, albeit damaged beauty.
| Original Score: 7/10
January 16, 2003
[Allows] the actors to inhabit characters who are painfully contradictory, frustrating, flawed, vulnerable and bound to each other.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 14, 2003
Despite Kira's Reason's chamber-drama focus, it never achieves [Madsen's] first film's intimacy.
October 24, 2002
In Stine Stengade's intensely engaging performance, Kira is always one step away from the abyss, although, without apparent effort, she manages to hang on.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 23, 2002
Tying up the psychological loose ends of a movie that promised so much more, the trite ending subscribes to the bogus therapeutic notion that one good cry and a confession of vulnerability can wipe away a lifetime of repression.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 23, 2002
Easily one of the most affecting films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 26, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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