Leaving (Partir) (2010) - Rotten Tomatoes

Leaving (Partir) (2010)



Critic Consensus: 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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A riveting new drama by the prolific French filmmaker Catherine Corsini, LEAVING (PARTIR) stars Oscar-nominee Kristin Scott Thomas as a woman prepared to abandon everything in pursuit of passion. A success with critics and audiences alike at the Toronto and Seattle film festivals, this elegantly told tale of intrigue is not to be missed. Kristin Scott Thomas is Suzanne, the bourgeois wife of a successful doctor, Samuel (Yvan Attal), living together with their children in the south of France. Weighted down by a thrill-less lifestyle and a stale marriage, Suzanne falls for the handsome young Ivan (Sergi López), an immigrant ex-con working on their property. Their affair is passionate, but Suzanne is wracked by guilt. When she confesses to her husband, his retaliation begins an ugly turn of events. -- (C) IFCmore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Gaëlle Macé
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 22, 2011
Box Office: $0.2M
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Yvan Attal
as Samuel
Aladin Reibel
as Dubreuil
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Critic Reviews for Leaving (Partir)

All Critics (63) | Top Critics (21)

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.

Full Review… | February 18, 2011
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | January 13, 2011
Boston Globe
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | December 17, 2010
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

If "Leaving" is a story of a broken marriage, what, exactly, went wrong?

Full Review… | December 17, 2010
Washington Post
Top Critic

This is one of those films that depends entirely on its star, and Thomas mixes sexuality, giddy flirtatiousness, stoic determination and agony in just the right amounts, without ever straining.

Full Review… | December 3, 2010
Detroit News
Top Critic

Thomas' face, tremulous with desire one second, steely with anger the next, holds the screen every second. But the actress deserves richer material.

Full Review… | December 2, 2010
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Leaving (Partir)

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

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 Anderson

Super Reviewer

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 Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

Leaving (Partir) Quotes

Samuel: Have you been to bed with him? Have you been to bed?!
– Submitted by Chris P (5 years ago)
Samuel: I'v been searching for you. Are you okay?
– Submitted by Chris P (5 years ago)

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