Sade Reviews

March 6, 2003
Sade is Quills without the hyperbole and melodrama.
October 11, 2002
In Auteil's less dramatic but equally incisive performance, he's a charismatic charmer likely to seduce and conquer.
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.
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.
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.
June 7, 2002
Lacks dramatic punch and depth.
June 7, 2002
There has always been something likable about the Marquis de Sade.
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.
April 26, 2002
Director of photography Benoit Delhomme shot the movie in delicious colors, and the costumes and sets are grand.