Marie's Story Reviews

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August 14, 2018
Marie's Story is still inspiring and hopeful, although the film is underwhelming.
September 15, 2017
Despite the familiarity of the story, so similar to the one told in "The Miracle Worker", I would defy you not to be moved by the achievements brought about by sheer will and a triumph of the spirit.
August 11, 2017
Marie's Story is handsomely rendered, with beautiful, saturated colors and visual texture that invites the audience into Marie's world, learned through touch and smell.
March 29, 2016
Inspirational subtitled film is emotionally intense.
June 20, 2015
France's answer to The Miracle Worker, Marie's Story is also based on real events, and it is just as much the story of the girl's resolute teacher-like Helen Keller's Annie Sullivan.
June 18, 2015
This film is beautiful in its dappled-sunshine light, and powerful in the story of transformation that it tells.
June 2, 2015
Respectfully Catholic and beautifully shot. Isabelle Carre and Ariana Rivoire give stunning, physically rough and tumble performances.
May 29, 2015
For the most part, it's a convincingly acted, earnestly told drama that works on the heart and the head.
May 28, 2015
At its most provocative, it suggests a tension between spirit and flesh in the nun's maternal feelings. Rather than examine that friction, Améris pushes the narrative in predictable directions.
May 23, 2015
May be regarded as uneven (if you're charitable) or forced (if you're not).
May 21, 2015
Milks the tears in the home stretch, making little effort to hold the melodrama at bay. The result is a story that everyone can feel great about feeling terrible about.
May 6, 2015
Marie and Marguerite's relationship is interesting, but it's the film's religious setting that elevates it beyond melodrama.
April 30, 2015
A heartwarming and superbly-acted drama that hits all the right emotional notes.
April 30, 2015
Though based on a remarkable true story, this clichéd tear-jerker is barely interested in Marguerite's revolutionary teaching methods, focusing instead on the intensity of her connection to Marie.
Top Critic
April 30, 2015
Both [stars] have radiant smiles, illuminating every moment of understanding or empathy. Their rapport warms the movie as surely as the opening scene's sun.
April 29, 2015
Améris keeps the film tightly focused on the relationship between the two talented actresses, occasionally drawing back to contrast Marie's turbulent early days with the beauty of the French countryside.
April 28, 2015
Rivoire is a revelation - showing what it's like to be in, and then break out of, a world of total darkness and silence.
April 28, 2015
Anyone who's seen The Miracle Worker in any form will find Marie's Story very familiar, and even perhaps a bit rote.
April 27, 2015
Slight but satisfying.
April 27, 2015
Based on a true story that's perhaps less famous than some others but just as intriguing, this serious-minded -- no Helen Keller jokes, please -- period film is nonetheless quite entertaining and, finally, moving.
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