Suite Française Reviews

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July 2, 2015
The narrative is steady and suspenseful, the acting uniformly strong, and the horror and injustice of war are not too watered down by sentimentality.
March 15, 2015
So ordinary and dully executed there's almost nothing to recommend it.
March 15, 2015
In Nazi-occupied France, the bucolic yet class-riven life of the small town of Bussy is turned upside down by the arrival of refugees from Paris and jackbooted soldiers from Berlin.
March 14, 2015
Handsomely shot, sensitively acted and, in places, genuinely stirring.
March 13, 2015
How are you with the old parleyvoo? Not so hot? Suite Franaise, the latest movie about France under the Occupation, neither.
March 13, 2015
A handsome, thoroughly respectable adaptation of the novel by Irne Nmirovsky that became a bestseller 60 years after her death in Auschwitz.
March 13, 2015
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
Sterling performances lift the occasionally soapy storyline in this semi-successful adaptation.
March 13, 2015
Suite Franaise works far better as the story of a community in flux than it does as a brooding romance...
March 13, 2015
It's very easy to be flippant with the material and lose sight of the context when a romantic narrative takes precedence - but the director never compromises on the severity of war.
March 13, 2015
An immediate and intimate tale of forbidden romance and other complex emotions and contradictory obligations. This ain't history but a very human now.
March 13, 2015
To describe the central romance as Mills and Boon cheapens that imprint's worth. Every second World War clich is here.
March 12, 2015
Everyone involved has been better elsewhere.
March 12, 2015
A gripping slice of history and an intoxicating love story in the classic mould.
March 12, 2015
It's a solid, multi-dimensional drama and worthy adaptation of the original novel.
March 12, 2015
Like a very solemn Stella Artois commercial, this is a golden-tinted saga of everyday French collaborating folk in the second world war.
March 12, 2015
When Hollywood adapts great literature into a movie, it is best not to expect too much, and merely feel thankful that anything has been salvaged. But the treatment that has befallen Suite Franaise seems particularly harsh.
March 12, 2015
Suite Franaise is handsomely made and boasts two exceptional central performances but its tone is strangely discordant.
March 12, 2015
Ultimately, it undoes all such work by rounding off all the storylines in a highly clichd and simplistic way.
March 12, 2015
Even though it's made in a style that feels familiar, this World War II romantic drama takes a much more complex approach to the period...
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