Suite Française Reviews

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May 14, 2019
Not a classic, though a welcome addition to the genre.
April 4, 2019
Eduard Grau's cinematography, terrific performances all round, in particular the simmering chemistry between Schoenaerts and Williams, should ensure Suite Française's success as well as adding to Némirovsky's fan base.
August 22, 2018
A note perfect glimpse of life in occupied France during the Second World War: the horrors, desperation and love that grows from a shared passion of music.
June 27, 2018
A muted romance that we never quite buy into and a truncated story mar this all-star WWII period piece.
February 15, 2018
It's not that Suite Franaise is boring, just predictable, a serviceable slice of wartime Nmes-by-numbers, made interesting mostly because the director, Saul Dibb, has allowed Scott Thomas to unload her most formidable weapon: sourness.
January 11, 2018
Suite Franaise adds nothing to the cinematic documentation of France during World War II.
February 22, 2016
There's little indication that this story requires a telling, or at least a telling by people with such didactic inclinations.
January 2, 2016
Dibb's tribute to the author is honourably meant. But his crude distortions do her novel a grave disservice.
December 30, 2015
This movie engages the viewer from the beginning due to the great performances, the production design and the chemistry between Michelle Williams and Schoenaerts. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 23, 2015
Michelle Williams offers interesting acting work yet again in this impecably produced love story. [Full review in Spanish]
December 23, 2015
And extraordinary and perfectly executed love story. [Full review in Spanish]
December 8, 2015
Concentrated, very focused, with a great recreation of the time period and Kristin Scott Thomas unleashing her talent with overpowering precision, the movie is a good proposal amidst the current wave of WWII revisionism. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 8, 2015
Based on the novel by Irene Nemirovsky, it has humanized nazis and amoral frenchmen. [Full review in Spanish]
December 8, 2015
A movie that clearly aims to the femenine audience and is a crowd pleaser overall because of the remarkable production values it has. [Full review in Spanish]
December 3, 2015
If you've seen Casablanca or The Pianist, you already know half of this war drama that never becomes as hearbreaking as it aims to be. [Full review in Spanish]
November 12, 2015
A movie that speaks as much about the horrors of war as the deepest darkest secrets of its characters. [Full review in Spanish]
August 25, 2015
This Suite remains intriguing, if still unfinished.
July 3, 2015
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 2, 2015
What could be all-too-familiar here is mostly fresh and engaging, thanks to understated storytelling and a great cast.
July 2, 2015
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.
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