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 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 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.
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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.
August 31, 2019
Writer-director Hiro-kazu Kore-ada's bittersweet comedy... is a little laboured in parts and far from the rousing curtain-raiser we sometimes get here in Venice, but it's a treat to see 75-year-old Deneuve giving such a playful performance.
August 30, 2019
The truth is that The Truth is an above-average French comedy and Kore-eda has succeeded in a finely wrought act of ventriloquism and diva worship.
August 29, 2019
These are strong, borderline heartless statements, which Deneuve delivers without any hint of cruelty but pure conviction. Lucid, vital, resolutely unsentimental, her performance cuts to the essence of acting
August 29, 2019
This wise and diaphanous little drama finds Kore-eda once again exploring his usual obsessions...yet another insightful look at the underlying fabric of a modern family.
August 29, 2019
The Truth is most assuredly a Koreeda film, with his observations of human behaviour as razor-sharp as ever.
August 29, 2019
One of Deneuve's greatest performances, with Kore-eda transforming the magisterial persona she frequently supplies to other directors into something more complex, tragic and yet defiant. She deserves awards for it. And so does the film.
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