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Lourdes Reviews

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle
August 13, 2010
One of the most observant -- and enigmatic -- movies of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
April 1, 2010
In a film rich with provocative questions, Hausner audaciously examines the ambivalent nature of miracles. Are they gifts from a loving God or random occurrences, bereft of any moral or meaning?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
March 25, 2010
A provocative and surprising pleasure that may persuade even the most hardened rationalists to reconsider what religion means as a sanctity to those who have few other choices in life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
March 3, 2010
Beautifully led by birdlike Sylvie Testud as an ailing young woman in a wheelchair, every character (pilgrim and helper alike) exhibits a soul. And shaped with confident talent by the Austrian filmmaker, every serenely composed shot matters.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
February 19, 2010
A paralyzed young woman with MS stands up and walks in Lourdes, but it'll be a real miracle if anyone manages to stay awake throughout this extravagantly dull film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
February 18, 2010
Lourdes starts from the unexpected position of believing miracles are possible, but it doesn't paper over the religious and practical problems they raise -- for the blessed and bereft alike.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Daniel Eagan
Hollywood Reporter
February 18, 2010
Adventurous filmgoers will be rewarded by its unusually open-ended storyline.
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
February 17, 2010
Jessica Hausner, an Austrian working here in French, wants to explore the mysteries of life, not its certainties.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Karina Longworth
Village Voice
February 16, 2010
Lourdes ultimately eschews rigorous religious inquiry to study the mechanics of envy and frustrated desire.