The Truth (La vérité) Reviews

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October 18, 2019
The Truth is at its most persuasive when Kore-eda observes the scintillating rapport between Binoche and Deneuve.
October 16, 2019
The Truth is a quietly wonderful and emotionally layered family drama
October 9, 2019
In Deneuve's bravura performance, it's a struggle for the ages.
October 8, 2019
Great lesson that disguises a sensational tribute to the real diva's career, Catherine Deneuve that closes this storm of memories and fictions in a meta-fiction game. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 7, 2019
Much of The Truth plays out casually, pleasantly void of the annoying spectacle and shouting matches that many family dramas offer.
September 24, 2019
With The Truth, Koreeda has crafted another subtle, yet poignant look at the family structure. It may never reach the highs of Shoplifters, but it's certainly worthy of a place in his catalog.
September 23, 2019
The lie, the need to hide the truth, the power of words, the power of fiction, everything seems summoned to honor the film's title and its true reason for being. [Full review in Spanish]
September 23, 2019
A solid script with bright touches of humor. [Full review in Spanish]
September 18, 2019
As it is, The Truth has much to offer, even in its over-familiarity, and it's another reminder as to why Kore-eda is as beloved as he is. They don't make them like this anymore. Well, unless you're Hirokazu Kore-eda.
September 16, 2019
If Koreeda masters one thing here, it's the iconic slow pacing of French cinema. The aeration of the story and script is a test of patience with no reward.
September 13, 2019
There is a curious exercise of cinema within the cinema, with which Kore-eda reinforces his theme about the inherent strength of blood. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 13, 2019
None of the cast can save what is otherwise a banal and uninspired screenplay that feels like a lesser patchwork of ideas stitched together out of other, more superior sources.
September 11, 2019
Ultimately, this is an insider-y movie about movies, memory and truth in art that doesn't quite transcend its Rich People Problems trappings.
September 10, 2019
The Truth often struggles to stay relevant throughout the plot. It is a wasted opportunity that Koreeda foils in his master plan in creating this majestic emotionally involved feature.
September 9, 2019
Kore-eda impressively weaves a strong emotional undercurrent which often takes surprising hold, and allows for Deneuve and Binoche to display their impeccable skills as they riff on their own iconicity.
Top Critic
September 8, 2019
The Truth, like so much of Kore-eda's work, is fundamentally minor; it has one of those slightly maudlin piano scores that he favors, much too blatantly announcing the wistfulness.
September 7, 2019
Foreign auteurs often go astray as they make their way to the West, and it's a relief that Kore-eda's approach to delicate family dynamics spans the language barrier, though hardly a surprise.
September 6, 2019
The tactility of earlier Hirokazu Kore-eda imagery has been traded for a softer, more luscious, nevertheless melancholic dream world.
September 6, 2019
What The Truth wants to explore demands a level of nuance that Kore-eda doesn't have the ability to provide. As a result, the film feels like watching a square peg trying to fit into a round hole.
September 4, 2019
It's a shame that this film of smoke and mirrors winds up flying low by over-explaining and confusing simplicity with lightness and humor. [Full Review in Spanish]
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