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Thérèse Reviews

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Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage
June 28, 2016
But while the final shot shows the possibility of hope, what comes before is too depressingly dour to turn so sharply into that.
Full Review | Original Score: C
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
October 3, 2013
'Thérèse' is as emotionally distant as its heroine
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Marc Mohan
Oregonian
September 19, 2013
[Miller's] best-known works, including "The Little Thief" and "Alias Betty," centered on complex female protagonists, and "Thérèse" is a fitting final addition to his filmography.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Michael Nordine
Willamette Week
September 18, 2013
Exactly the kind of film the French New Wave was rebelling against.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
September 6, 2013
Although this remake of the 1962 classic is beautifully shot and acted, it's so hollow and bleak that it leaves us cold.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
September 6, 2013
Difficult to embrace.
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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 6, 2013
A remarkably pretty, if equally dour, portrait of the bored, oppressive life led by the provincial bourgeoisie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central
September 5, 2013
THERESE is the type of French period melodrama that scares the common moviegoer from watching anything with subtitles. With no real focus or intriguing characters, this movie is a chore.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
September 5, 2013
Exquisitely tasteful but suffocatingly dull ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
September 5, 2013
It's OK for a movie character to be unlikable, but she better be more interesting than Therese is.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
September 5, 2013
Miller seems distracted to a point of being uninterested, consumed with making a lovely feature about sinister interests, and it doesn't have the impact it should.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
August 29, 2013
While there's a certain staid feeling to the production, it does deliver a solid working-over to the era's gentry.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Keough
Boston Globe
August 29, 2013
The film looks great. As for the human element, the mood is more apathetic than tragic, and star Audrey Tautou has to take much of the blame for the film's failure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
August 29, 2013
The magnificent nature that surrounds Therese becomes her prison. It's an interesting paradox, but not necessarily an especially satisfying experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
August 26, 2013
It's like watching a slow-burning fuse approach a bomb of psychotic suppression. You don't know what kind of destruction will result, or its consequences, but you sense its inevitability.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Simon Abrams
RogerEbert.com
August 23, 2013
It only looks like Tautou does a lot with a little in her performance because much of her character's inner life is implied through pensive scenes of her frowning and deferring her gaze.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
August 22, 2013
Mr. Miller's stolid approach - with its waxwork figures, postcard beauty, insistent tastefulness and glaze of politesse - feels far too comfortably of this world to mount a critique of it.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Jordan Hoffman
New York Daily News
August 22, 2013
While not a nail-biter, the flowery dialogue (many elegant letters are read in voice-over), juicy twists and moral ambiguity make this a period piece worth slowing down for.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
August 22, 2013
This was the director's swan song, before his death in 2012, and I cannot think of a more glorious way to go out than with this exquisitely rendered, near-perfect and definitively French film.
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
August 22, 2013
Miller's film is a work of emotional reserve, eschewing psychological explanation in favor of unadorned observation - of human behavior as well as nature and the still lifes of the domestic world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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