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Leaving (Partir) Reviews

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January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 18, 2011
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 13, 2011
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 | Original Score: 2/4
December 17, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3/4
December 17, 2010
If "Leaving" is a story of a broken marriage, what, exactly, went wrong?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 3, 2010
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 | Original Score: B+
December 2, 2010
Thomas' face, tremulous with desire one second, steely with anger the next, holds the screen every second. But the actress deserves richer material.
December 2, 2010
Kristin Scott Thomas is not only one of the best English actresses of her generation, she's one of France's best, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 2, 2010
While "Leaving" is a tragedy, it's also a celebration: of the way a fine actor can tell us a story, barely needing words.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 2, 2010
Scott Thomas walks around in jeans and a T-shirt and has that Isabelle Huppert lifelong little girl look. She's good. Pity about the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 18, 2010
Corsini has her surprises. And she has Scott Thomas, and that's really all she needs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 28, 2010
There have been many adultery movies over the years, but Leaving has some aspects that make it different and interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 7, 2010
For a triangular tale with a familiar premise, this compact feature, which was written by the director with GaŽlle Macť, proves to be uncommonly interesting.
October 1, 2010
The surrender to Eros fails to translate despite the boudoir choreography.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 1, 2010
The plot isn't a new one (remember Lady Chatterley?), but Corsini gives it a few twists and turns that keep matters fresh and suspenseful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 29, 2010
Kristin Scott Thomas breathes new life into a woman who was invented by Flaubert and copied by Francoise Sagan.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 29, 2010
A tawdry potboiler slathered riotously in portent, complete with a lamebrained detour into vengeance that only Claude Chabrol would be able to pull off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 28, 2010
[Kristin Scott Thomas] does what she can to best serve her scripts, even when they're hopelessly beneath her.
July 6, 2010
Tightly wound and crafted, with robust performances by Kristin Scott Thomas and recurrent Spanish Don Juan Sergi Lopez, the pic offers a rough, no-frills take on a story as old as France itself.
July 6, 2010
The ending suggests a lack of ideas, but the journey is surprising enough for that not to matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 14, 2009
Compelling cinema.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4