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Les égarés (Strayed) Reviews

July 2, 2004
A picture-book French film that's pretty and trite, rather than edgy and moving.
July 2, 2004
Has the strange clarity of a fable.
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+
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
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
June 17, 2004
A fascinating mystery -- a halcyon idyll with a gnawing sense of terror at the edge.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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
June 11, 2004
It's incredible how little actually happens considering all the possibilities.
Read More | Original Score: C
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
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
June 3, 2004
Powerful wartime drama.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 3, 2004
Odile and Yvan change and grow as we watch them -- and without any whimpering or whining, they break our hearts.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
May 12, 2004
Beautifully ambiguous, exquisitely underplayed.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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.
May 4, 2004
Techine creates a considerable degree of suspense with minimal ingredients here, and he has been judicious in his casting choices.
May 22, 2003
The always reliable Emmanuelle Beart is an entirely credible Odile.