Suite Française Reviews

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.
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 12, 2015
Everyone involved has been better elsewhere.
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.
Top Critic
March 10, 2015
Iffy scripting decisions can't thwart the romantic allure of this handsomely crafted, sincerely performed wartime weeper.
March 9, 2015
This nuanced, compelling film offers a close-up portrait of a northern French village forced to host a garrison of Nazi soldiers.