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June 17, 2013
Sylvie Testud gives such a ferociously controlled performance that the messy murder seems like a necessary release.
June 17, 2013
Constructing this story with sensitive slowness, Denis keeps the sensational aspects surrounding these incestuous lesbian sisters in check, letting a fantastic performance from Testud carry the movie.
June 17, 2013
Unfortunately Denis' detached and indifferent camera never gets inside the story, its characters, or its milieu.
June 17, 2013
The film studies a world of deeply entrenched class divisions and sexual taboos, and then, with a scream in the night, draws the study to a close, leaving its meaning, like that of the case that inspired it, open to interpretation.
July 6, 2010
Julie-Marie Parmentier and Sylvie Testud are eerily convincing as the intense pair of co-dependents in the rigorous but creepy drama Murderous Maids.
October 29, 2008
The acting is convincingly macabre, with Sylvie Testud giving an absolutely superb delirious performance.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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February 9, 2006
Convincingly played, but some way short of revelatory.
May 31, 2004
Good performances and a firm directing hand make this worthwhile despite the distasteful subject matter.
| Original Score: 4/5
April 15, 2004
Sylvie Testud is nothing less than ferocious...Even in her stillness, she's compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.50/5
March 2, 2004
Its unevenness can be forgiven due to the boldness of dealing with such a taboo topic matter ,and despite all of its problems, this film makes for a fascinating 90 minutes.
Read More | Original Score: 72/100
October 3, 2003
Newspaper stories or television coverage on murders far removed from the local scene accomplish as much, and are often as quickly forgotten
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 20, 2003
provocative but a bit flat
| Original Score: 3.5/5
November 21, 2002
One wonders if they'll make similarly sympathetic films about O.J. Simpson in 70 years.
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
November 2, 2002
Spare but quietly effective retelling.
October 24, 2002
...salaciously simplistic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 21, 2002
Highly recommended as an engrossing story about a horrifying historical event and the elements which contributed to it.
October 8, 2002
Denis and co-writer Michele Petin's impeccable screenplay penetrates with a rawness that that is both unflinching and tantalizing. Lead provocatuers Testud and Parmentier give superlative performances
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 27, 2002
The dreamy, almost poetic nature is entrancing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 6, 2002
'The film is stark, straightforward and deadly... an unnatural calm that's occasionally shaken by...blasts of rage, and later, violent jealousy.'
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 18, 2002
Never inspires more than an interested detachment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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