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Potiche Reviews

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May 3, 2015
Dithers here and yon, with a deliberately dated tinny score and retro camera movements that annoy just as often as they delight.
August 15, 2013
Even though we don't really care about the dialogue or script at times, it's easy--and fun!--to be distracted by the pretty pictures.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 12, 2013
Deneuve and Depardieu -- daft and funny and feather light
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 27, 2012
Catherine Deneuve continues her run as world cinema's most gracefully aging actress.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 4, 2011
...rose-tinted, sun-dappled flashbacks and clever use of split-screens and slow-zoom dramatic reveals add to the fromage and homage factor to '70s TV.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 22, 2011
Ozon ... attacks his material with huge zest, playing up kitsch elements but never losing sight of more serious points.
June 19, 2011
A blend of boulevard farce, 1970s sex comedy and political satire. Deneuve responds to the challenge magnificently and with a glint of mischief.
June 18, 2011
A hugely enjoyable French farce with a witty script and terrific performances from Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 17, 2011
Deneuve's combination of dignity and a determined ordinariness is just right, while Depardieu's lovelorn political beast is equally watchable.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 17, 2011
Catherine Deneuve is on magnificent form -- singing and dancing! -- in François Ozon's comedy of female emancipation in the 1970s.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 17, 2011
Told with sly humour and eye-catching period detail, Potiche offers frothy fun underpinned by some astute observations about the dawn of feminism and the seismic changes in French society at this period.
June 16, 2011
Ozon's film has its winking way with Deneuve, and she winks right back at it: she's funny, loose and charming, but also aptly exasperated, and there's room for a strain of melancholy .
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 16, 2011
It is a period pastiche executed with brilliant attention to detail and a weird, suppressed passion, like a sitcom in a bad dream.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 16, 2011
A warm-hearted story of a woman's rise in a man's world belies a biting satire.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 16, 2011
Ozon recalls the mild farce and mannered drawing-room comedy of an earlier era of French cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 15, 2011
The film is a proscenium confection that has somehow wandered into a projection beam: minor, but nice if you're in the mood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 15, 2011
It's as light and soft as a pink satin pillow, and a little overstretched, but it's also packed with bawdy zingers and pointed political barbs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 13, 2011
A liberating giggle with a prominent French slant that stands out ... It's nuances and farcical antics make for an instant light and frothy crowd-pleaser.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 13, 2011
It's mostly funny, fast and fondly made although it drags a little towards the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 8, 2011
This is feminism-lite and director François Ozon plays it for laughs, revelling in his pastel vision of the '70s.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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