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Les égarés (Strayed) Reviews

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Luke Y. Thompson
Dallas Observer
June 17, 2004
Yep, they hang out. And hang out some more. Really, that's about all they do. Kinda boring, right?
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
June 11, 2004
With searing images of distressed families of American soldiers killed in Iraq on TV almost daily, Strayed is another poignant reminder of war's innocent victims.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
June 11, 2004
It's incredible how little actually happens considering all the possibilities.
| Original Score: C
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
June 11, 2004
We have little idea where it will turn, and the turn it does take is one we would not expect yet somehow seems totally right.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
June 11, 2004
The director never goes for the obvious....But at some point "Strayed" begins to derail. It could be during a gratuitous, ill-fitting, highly unlikely sex scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
June 10, 2004
What's interesting about the reserved, delicate Strayed is that it's satisfied to imply its themes rather than spell them out for us.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 4, 2004
Begins and ends with facts of war, but it is really a film about the nature of male and female, about middle-class values and those who cannot afford them, about how helpless we can be when the net of society is broken.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Peter Sobczynski
Critic Doctor
June 3, 2004
A lot of the credit for the success of 'Strayed' belongs to Emmanuelle Beart, in one of the great performances of her career.
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 3, 2004
Powerful wartime drama.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
June 3, 2004
Odile and Yvan change and grow as we watch them -- and without any whimpering or whining, they break our hearts.
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Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune
June 3, 2004
All this unfolds against the backdrop of war, but it's Techine's characters who create the tension, not the prospect of bombs or invading soldiers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
May 28, 2004
Andre Techine's film has true feeling for France in 1940, but is too intimate to be called a war film.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
May 21, 2004
Béart is remarkable in her underplayed portrayal of a poised bourgeoise who is called on to discover inner strength that in normal times might have never needed to be tapped.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

E! Online
May 21, 2004
So compelling and full of real-life tension that it will make you forget you're watching a work of fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
May 21, 2004
Strayed has a facile take on the war and its fallout, but rarely is it simpleminded about emotional hang-ups.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Verniere
Boston Herald
May 21, 2004
Strayed may itself stray a bit narratively, but Beart makes it a worthwhile examination of the mystery of a woman's heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
May 21, 2004
It's not a major statement about anything, but for anyone who knows how conflicts affect lives, it's a complete one.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
May 20, 2004
All you can do is watch the slight story sputter, and try to figure out whether Bèart's formidable lips were made by God or man.
Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com
May 17, 2004
The title could refer not only to the lead character, but also to the film itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ken Fox
TV Guide
May 14, 2004
Long expert at unforgettable characterizations, Techine turns his talents toward creating an evocative sense of time and mood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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