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Les égarés (Strayed) Reviews

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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.
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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+
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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
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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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Tom Long
Detroit News
June 11, 2004
It's incredible how little actually happens considering all the possibilities.
Read More | 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
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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
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 3, 2004
Powerful wartime drama.
Read More | 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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
Read More | 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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 13, 2004
André Téchiné's taut, swift wartime drama portrays the panicked mass exodus from Paris in 1940 on the eve of the German occupation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
May 12, 2004
Beautifully ambiguous, exquisitely underplayed.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
May 11, 2004
As with Téchiné's best work, Strayed is a peculiar, lingering blend of robustness and delicacy -- a movie with hardly a single wasted frame, incongruous word, or false gesture.
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David Stratton
Variety
May 4, 2004
Techine creates a considerable degree of suspense with minimal ingredients here, and he has been judicious in his casting choices.
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
May 22, 2003
The always reliable Emmanuelle Beart is an entirely credible Odile.