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The Kreutzer Sonata Reviews

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March 16, 2010
The only thing I wanted Huston to take off were the bling shades he wears inside, while the muffled dialogue, out-of-focus camerawork and slow pace had me thinking about abstaining from movie-going.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 16, 2010
It's all overwrought and unpersuasive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 15, 2010
Shocking as the ending is, it's fudged, too.
March 16, 2010
The shlock-therapy emotional buttons are pushed one after another.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 15, 2010
The shark-grinned Huston can be a charismatic presence, but this particular performance has no kind of aura.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 16, 2010
Rohm brings subtlety to her role but Edgar's paranoia dominates, giving the hammy Huston too much room to over-cook this thin tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 16, 2010
Not Tolstoyan.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 15, 2010
It's consistently and coldly erotic, and omits Tolstoy's cranky ideas on marriage and sexual abstinence without putting anything comparable in their place.
March 16, 2010
It's actually pretty watchable thanks to a demented turn from Huston, a terrifyingly tense final act and, shall we say, a 'committed' performance from Liz.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 6, 2010
The acting and the scene direction have a delicate, organic feel that is stomped all over by the narration and noise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 6, 2010
A gripping, Hitchcockian marital thriller with the added value of a score by Ludvig van Beethoven himself
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 15, 2010
The occasionally rough hand-held camerawork and the non-linear structure add to the sense of nervous tension that vibrates in the film like a static charge.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 16, 2010
It's a model of low-budget candour and bite.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 17, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 16, 2014
Rose films on the fly using hand-held digital video cameras - which give the scenes of marital discord a convincing immediacy.
March 15, 2010
Intense, if inconsistent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 15, 2010
Bold, brilliant and exhilarating: an intimately horrible, sexually explicit and black-comic portrait of a toxic marriage.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 16, 2010
It may ultimately lack subtlety, but it peers into the hearts and minds of its two weird protagonists with some skill.
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