Stranger by the Lake Reviews

February 2, 2015
While I found the characters interesting, the story was not very compelling and it was slow-moving as well. I learned a lot more about homosexual sex techniques than I wanted to know, and less about the characters than I wanted to know.
May 2, 2014
The sexuality that builds tension early ends up being ultimately a distraction.
March 7, 2014
Gratuitousness (some scenes are simply porn) overshadows the crux of the tale, namely Franck's libido taking precedence over his conscience and the risk that he may become an accomplice.
March 7, 2014
Sex, murder, and tension in a tranquil setting
February 20, 2014
I thought the film silly if endearing. Fluff noir. Others, peering into the crystal, see and prophesy a cult future for filmmaker Alain Guiraudie.
February 6, 2014
Movies must go somewhere, plots must always kick in, and when this one does, that's where "Stranger by the Lake" begins to contract into something less creative than its odd setting and compelling compositions would suggest.