Suite Française

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Suite Française takes an understated approach to its period romance, which -- along with strong performances from a talented cast -- pays absorbing dividends.

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Her husband away at war, a lonely Frenchwoman (Michelle Williams) begins a tentative romance with the refined German soldier (Matthias Schoenaerts) who has taken up residence in her mother-in-law's house.

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Critic Reviews for Suite Française

All Critics (46) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (35) | Rotten (11)

  • A sturdy enough but ultimately overpolite entry into the classic wartime women's melodrama, in which war's impact on the lonely heart is nearly as devastating as the havoc wreaked on limb and landscape.

    July 3, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • What could be all-too-familiar here is mostly fresh and engaging, thanks to understated storytelling and a great cast.

    July 2, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

    Liz Braun

    Toronto Sun
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  • As doomed wartime romances go, the film doesn't offer anything particularly original. But with palpable tension and poignancy, Suite Francaise is fine filmmaking well worth watching.

    July 2, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • How are you with the old parleyvoo? Not so hot? Suite Franaise, the latest movie about France under the Occupation, neither.

    March 13, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • It's one of those pedigreed visions of love and war which backs away from specifics, reassuring us almost to death with its lavish craft. It's thoroughly easy to sit through, when it should probably have been harder.

    March 13, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Everyone involved has been better elsewhere.

    March 12, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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  • Aug 08, 2015
    A slight lack of focus is the one real flaw in this deftly acted and visually interesting true story (one I didn't know); Michelle Williams is fantastic as always
    Daniel P Super Reviewer

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