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Les égarés (Strayed) Reviews

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
June 10, 2009
Andre Techine, maestro of the French New Wave directors, tells a seductively simple story of survival set on the outskirts of German occupied Paris in June of 1940.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics
May 2, 2007
Reminiscent of such desert island classics as Swept Away and Lord of the Flies, this film is at heart, a microscopic suspense drama quite independent of the war which brought its unfortunate characters together.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Michelle Thomas
Future Movies UK
January 13, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10

Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
June 25, 2005
The film provides some sort of closure at the historical point in which conventional WW2 film would only begin.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Wendy Weinstein
Film Journal International
August 8, 2004
A psychologically acute study of individuals in extreme circumstances. It is not easily forgotten.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
July 18, 2004
In its reserved, deliberate fashion it builds considerable power.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
July 11, 2004
those in the mood for a patient, self-assured tapestry of changing relationships will be rewarded.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
July 7, 2004
The film is really more about the aftershocks of war, and how they upset the internal balance of its survivors.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
July 2, 2004
Has the strange clarity of a fable.
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Melinda Ennis
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
July 1, 2004
Ulliel is brilliant as a lost boy who has grown mad in a world filled with madness. And Beart's portrayal is haunting.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Kevin John Bozelka
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 25, 2004
If Bon Voyage ... didn't satiate your desire for films about the Nazi occupation of France in World War II, you're in luck. Another one has washed up on our shores, and it's even better.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
June 18, 2004
A beautifully balanced portrait of a family that is tested and irrevocably altered by a devastating World War II experience.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
June 18, 2004
War may set the stage for Strayed, but the film's real focus is something much quieter and internal.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 18, 2004
The film manages to evoke the uncertainties and terrors of war without subjecting us to the usual battle scenes and unquestioning heroism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 18, 2004
A wartime drama that's more about the drama than about the war - you keep thinking you know where the story's going, but it keeps surprising you by taking a different turn.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
June 17, 2004
A fascinating mystery -- a halcyon idyll with a gnawing sense of terror at the edge.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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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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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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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