Leaving (Partir) 2010

Leaving

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Laden with melodramatic clichés, Leaving needed a talented star to succeed -- and Kristin Scott Thomas delivers the goods with another superb performance.

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An unhappily married woman's (Kristin Scott Thomas) affair with an ex-convict (Sergi López) yields dangerous consequences.

Cast & Crew

Sergi López
Ivan
Gérard Lartigau
Lagache
Berta Esquirol
Berta
Gaëlle Macé
Screenwriter
Agnès Godard
Cinematographer
Simon Jacquet
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Brigitte Moidon
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Laurent Ott
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Critic Reviews for Leaving (Partir)

All Critics (65) | Top Critics (24) | Fresh (44) | Rotten (21)

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    January 22, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
    Time Out
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  • Leaving tells the kind of painful story -- of passion, betrayal, revenge -- we might read about every day in the papers, but it is the cool manner of its telling and an outstanding central performance by Kristin Scott Thomas that sharpen our interest.

    February 18, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Even for the routinely terrific Kristin Scott Thomas, the infidelity-themed Leaving is a top-drawer thesping workout.

    February 18, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • If Leaving is a romantic parable, it is a dark and depressing one, emphasizing not the sensuality of attraction but rather the obsessive side of romantic behavior. This is mad love for sure, and that is not usually a pretty picture.

    February 18, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • The only reason to see "Leaving'' - and it's not a bad reason at all - is for the sight of Kristin Scott Thomas in a rare happy mood.

    January 13, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

    Ty Burr

    Boston Globe
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  • As Suzanne's stair-stepping recklessness leads ever downward, from secret rendezvous to public humiliations to thievery and worse, "Leaving" trades sympathy for surprise.

    December 17, 2010 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Leaving (Partir)

  • Jul 14, 2014
    I don't quite understand the hate that this film got from users and critics alike. Kristin Scott Thomas has landed in a number of French dramas and this is her best performance. The entire cast actually is excellent at keeping the tension level appropriate leading to a thrilling end.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • May 02, 2011
    Really good!! My take on what happens after the movie: Suzanne gets a good lawyer and recuperates in a mental hospital because she was raped and driven temporarily insane. The lovers get back together, restore the rock house and live happily ever after. Maybe they could make a sequel, and call it, "Coming". --copied from another reviewer, but I thought it was so great that I had to put it here. :)
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 19, 2010
    One of several European films I've seen this year that has what is essentially a very ordinary story but that is made with such conviction and power that I was left dumbstruck at the end. <i>Leaving</i> unusually has our lead confessing her affair to her husband very early on and the route it takes - the result of that affair - is what propels the story. Admittedly, not a whole lot in terms of plot actually happens until the bleak and very effective final third, but what a final third, with Kristn Scott Thomas simply brilliant as Suzanne. The critic Mark Kermode was right when he said she does "staring into the void" very well; when her happiness is taken away it is written all over her face. Uncomfortable viewing that has stayed with me, but cinema par excellence.
    Daniel P Super Reviewer
  • Dec 04, 2010
    Unconvincing tale of infidelity from a 'middle-aged' female's perspective which has original elements but I didn't believe the women's choices even given 'armour fou'.
    Gordon A Super Reviewer

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