Suite Française (2015)
Critic Consensus: 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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Critic Reviews for Suite Française
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.
What could be all-too-familiar here is mostly fresh and engaging, thanks to understated storytelling and a great cast.
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.
Iffy scripting decisions can't thwart the romantic allure of this handsomely crafted, sincerely performed wartime weeper.
This nuanced, compelling film offers a close-up portrait of a northern French village forced to host a garrison of Nazi soldiers.
It's not that Suite Française is boring, just predictable, a serviceable slice of wartime Nîmes-by-numbers, made interesting mostly because the director, Saul Dibb, has allowed Scott Thomas to unload her most formidable weapon: sourness.
Audience Reviews for Suite Française
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
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