Leaving (Partir) Reviews

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August 30, 2018
Peculiarly powerful, as well as sun-drenched, which always helps.
January 13, 2017
A heady, pertinent cocktail of love, mid-life crisis, and domestic abuse among the bourgeoisie, Catherine Corsini's classy, cerebral soap can feel a little schematic. Happily, KST is on hand with thespian superpowers to save the day.
January 22, 2013
February 18, 2011
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
Even for the routinely terrific Kristin Scott Thomas, the infidelity-themed Leaving is a top-drawer thesping workout.
February 18, 2011
This alternation between frenzy and calm is the key to Corsini's aesthetic, a strategy the director employs in order to both introduce a modest tension into her otherwise tired material.
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.
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.
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.
December 17, 2010
If "Leaving" is a story of a broken marriage, what, exactly, went wrong?
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.
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
While "Leaving" is a tragedy, it's also a celebration: of the way a fine actor can tell us a story, barely needing words.
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.
November 18, 2010
Corsini has her surprises. And she has Scott Thomas, and that's really all she needs.
October 28, 2010
There have been many adultery movies over the years, but Leaving has some aspects that make it different and interesting.
October 7, 2010
For a triangular tale with a familiar premise, this compact feature, which was written by the director with Galle Mac, proves to be uncommonly interesting.
October 1, 2010
The love scenes between Scott Thomas and Lpez have a believable, animalistic tenderness.
October 1, 2010
The surrender to Eros fails to translate despite the boudoir choreography.
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.
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