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Mademoiselle Chambon Reviews

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October 29, 2010
Much of the time the audience is left staring as intently as the characters, trying to figure out what these people are thinking, and why we should care.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 10, 2010
Given the renowned Gallic expertise in matters of the heart, this romantic drama adapted from an Eric Holder novel is disappointingly short on passion and tension, sexual or otherwise.
June 9, 2010
A delicate - too delicate - adaptation of Eric Holder's novel presents us with pauses as the prose equivalents of internal goings on, making the film ponderous and slight.
June 11, 2010
It unfolds a little too slowly, perhaps. I could see where this film was heading from very early on, and, well maybe I just wasn't in the mood for an updated, French provincial version of Noel Coward's Brief Encounter.
September 10, 2010
Presented with a surface politeness that renders it all but passionless.
July 11, 2010
The film is off key from start to finish.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
June 8, 2010
The ending is as inevitable as it is sentimental, with more than a hint of austere "good taste". For French cinema, it seems like business as usual.
August 27, 2010
Brizé does score a nifty variation on the clichéd rushing-to-meet-destiny climax. But this encounter, brief indeed at a mere 90 minutes, doesn't fully convince.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 10, 2010
Mademoiselle Chambon is moving in spots, but it doesn't stir you the way the best films about heartache do. You feel for these two star-crossed lovers, then forget about them the moment the movie is over.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 9, 2010
A powerful drama, the sense of unrequited love is palpable. Highly recommended
May 26, 2010
Stationing the camera at a safe remove and letting scenes run their course, it's the sort of slow-burn romantic drama that asks its actors to bear the emotional brunt of the film -- and its leads deliver.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 9, 2010
Mademoiselle Chambon is a small film but a very affective one with a refreshingly mature and restrained approach to the very familiar theme of infidelity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 26, 2011
By paring everything right down, director Stéphane Brizé elegantly proves that less really is more.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 20, 2010
Director Stéphane Brizé fills the drama with pregnant silences and the two actors make the most of them. But it may not be for everyone.
September 18, 2010
The lovers' waltz is quietly heartbreaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 8, 2010
Poignant without wallowing in angst, Mademoiselle Chambon is a master class in subtly and restraint, in a beautifully drawn portrait of love and liability.
June 9, 2010
Mademoiselle Chambon is what they call an actors' film. It's full of lengthy shots of the stars wordlessly experiencing a series of emotions, usually ending in tears.
May 26, 2010
At its most gently successful, the movie is a character study with intensely baroque observations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 8, 2010
The most powerful of emotions are indicated not by dialogue, but with the smallest of gestures and changes in expression.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
June 9, 2010
An exquisitely beautiful film about longing, Mademoiselle Chambon uses cinematic language and music to paint an affecting canvas.
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