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Les égarés (Strayed) Reviews

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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 Bčart's formidable lips were made by God or man.
Anton Bitel
June 15, 2007
Strayed proves to be as lost and elusive as its fugitive characters.
Kent Turner
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
Rob Blackwelder
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
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
May 14, 2004
Fails because the relationship between Odile and Yvan never makes us feel the sexual passion it implies.
| Original Score: 2/4
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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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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
July 2, 2004
A picture-book French film that's pretty and trite, rather than edgy and moving.
Tony Medley
October 7, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
June 25, 2004
..excels in period atmosphere and photography...But there's also a lack of drive and urgency in Techine's direction, which become most obvious in the muffled ending.
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
May 14, 2004
A touch of ambiguity never hurts, but too few dots connect in this story, and we're left with a portrait that only can be admired from a distance.
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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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
May 14, 2004
You never really give a damn about these four lost souls. Despite its technical skills, Strayed proves emotionally hollow.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Matt Langdon
May 13, 2004
lacks the kind of compassion that is needed for this kind of story
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
June 17, 2004
The drama here is rather trite and never adds up to anything you can put your finger on.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
June 23, 2004
Strayed feels like a chapter in a much longer work.
Full Review | 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
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
Scott Weinberg
April 21, 2004
A smart and thoughtful wartime drama that contains yet another superlative performance from the lovely Emmanuelle Beart.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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
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