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Sade Reviews

March 6, 2003
Sade is Quills without the hyperbole and melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 11, 2002
In Auteil's less dramatic but equally incisive performance, he's a charismatic charmer likely to seduce and conquer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 30, 2002
It's a rosy coming-of-age romp that refuses to see the horror even in the severed heads from the guillotine.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 29, 2002
This Sade is hardly a perverse, dangerous libertine and agitator -- which would have made for better drama. He's just a sad aristocrat in tattered finery, and the film seems as deflated as he does.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 9, 2002
If you're looking for a smart, nuanced look at de Sade and what might have happened at Picpus, Sade is your film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 7, 2002
Lacks dramatic punch and depth.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 7, 2002
There has always been something likable about the Marquis de Sade.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 3, 2002
The movie is as far as you can get from racy, to the point where it almost stops the blood flow to your brain; it has a dull, costumey feel.
May 3, 2002
Sade achieves the near-impossible: It turns the Marquis de Sade into a dullard.
Read More | Original Score: C-
April 26, 2002
Director of photography Benoit Delhomme shot the movie in delicious colors, and the costumes and sets are grand.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 26, 2002
In its quiet, literate way, the film is almost as subversive as its central character.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 23, 2002
Too bland and fustily tasteful to be truly prurient.
March 22, 2002
Despite Auteuil's performance, it's a rather listless amble down the middle of the road, where the thematic ironies are too obvious and the sexual politics too smug.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4