Mrs. Hyde (Madame Hyde) Reviews

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September 21, 2018
Madame Hyde is a film that has many virtues, not the least of which is its willingness to go against the current. [Full review in Spanish]
September 20, 2018
Bozon has always been fond of the vivacity of classic cinema - he development of a film of sparkling calligraphy, where treasonous camera movements top off some scenes with the kinetic energy of a slapstick's own slip. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 19, 2018
Bozon's film does what other films believe and do not really do: It gives an account the passing of time, of the prevailing tedium, of the frustrations and desires of a mature woman. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 17, 2018
[The film's writerst] are not afraid to mix genres...That singularity makes Madame Hyde refreshing despite rekindling such vague concepts as Stevenson's novel about duality or the French subgenre of suburban educational dramas. [Full review in Spanish]
August 27, 2018
Bozon delivers another example of his highly distinctive universe, and allows Huppert free reign, who seems to revel in playing a character who veers from neutralized to, well, radioactive.
June 21, 2018
The credits for this French horror comedy cite Robert Louis Stevenson as inspiration, but the more direct antecedent is Jerry Lewis's The Nutty Professor.
May 24, 2018
Even though Mrs. Hyde loses the trees for the forest, any movie starring Huppert is radiant, and it should be evident that tossing in a special effect or a message will be superfluous.
May 1, 2018
There are problems with Mrs. Hyde that have nothing whatsoever to do with Bozon's puzzling creative choices, though for perspective's sake, the problems are dwarfed by the choices.
April 27, 2018
The setup is laborious, but the payoff made me roar.
April 27, 2018
Maybe it's only fitting that a Jekyll-and-Hyde tale would be of two minds. Unfortunately, neither of them is completely satisfying.
April 26, 2018
A strange, ingenious film.
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April 26, 2018
Mrs. Hyde has its keen moments, but it lacks a thesis. If it were a term paper, any conscientious teacher would send it back for a rewrite.
April 26, 2018
Perhaps its greatest lesson isn't within the movie, but rather the fact of it: rather than revise a stale genre, burn it anew.
April 26, 2018
Bozon...seems perversely committed to frustrating not just conventional audience expectations but also any hope whatsoever that one might have for narrative and/or thematic coherence.
April 26, 2018
Whenever the movie tries to say something insightful about racial integration - or education, or any number of issues - it backs off or bogs down. It's so tonally and ideologically unfocused that its ideas just slip away.
April 23, 2018
As in Stevenson's story, the unleashing of Marie's latent furies inevitably veers toward horror, infusing Bozon's sociological satire with bitter ironies about the forces of order and the uses of disorder.
February 21, 2018
In addition to often being quite funny, Serge Bozon's fifth feature and second consecutive Isabelle Huppert vehicle is an exemplary film about pedagogy...
November 14, 2017
I wanted to see the classic tale of hidden identity I was promised, not a retread of Stand and Deliver.
October 16, 2017
In the dual roles inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's classic monster tale, Huppert is superb.
October 4, 2017
As a movie about teaching, though, Madam Hyde works wonderfully. In contrast, the supernatural aspects of the film often feel tacked on and out of place.
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