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Murderous Maids Reviews

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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
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.
July 2, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
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 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 8, 2002
Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of Murderous Maids is how restrained and sensitive French director Jean-Pierre Denis keeps his film.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/5
July 26, 2002
... a story, an old and scary one, about the monsters we make, and the vengeance they take.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: A
July 20, 2002
The weight of the piece, the unerring professionalism of the chilly production, and the fascination embedded in the lurid topic prove recommendation enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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