La Chienne (The Bitch) Reviews

October 29, 2019
It is a must-see for anyone concerned with French films and the master creator Jean Renoir.
July 26, 2019
Jean Renoir and Michel Simon managed to give La Chienne the freshness and emotion needed for it to be a living classic, as great today as it was 46 years ago. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 22, 2016
The women's roles lack dimension and the bittersweet depth Renoir's later films explored so memorably. Visually, though, this one's gorgeous and extremely fluid.
July 11, 2016
the first film to fully embody the naturalistic style and complex social themes that would come to be associated with Renoir's best work
June 20, 2016
Any discussion of the film's actual story can only be a discussion of how life imitates art. This is a bit of a pity, because 'La Chienne' is actually a tragic, appealingly melodramatic tale of deep humanity.
January 5, 2011
The three leads gave superb performances.
May 9, 2007
Very cleverly made and beautifully acted.
August 30, 2006
An often-overlooked highlight of Renoir's momentous career that was well worth the 44-year wait.
February 9, 2006
Wonderfully moving, with great performances.
June 30, 2005
May 24, 2003
It's not a major piece of work, but the acting and direction ensure that it's watchable.
May 20, 2003
All of the performances are close to flawless, but it's Renoir's unseen presense one remembtrs most vividly.
September 11, 2002
February 4, 2002
Even with this pulp material, Renoir manages moments of great beauty and humanity.
April 26, 2001
Jean Renoir's first sound feature (1931) and one of his best.
January 1, 2000
One of those great over-looked films.