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Thérèse Reviews

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October 31, 2017
Audrey Tautou's gamine charms fail to lift Therese Desqueyroux, a handsome but dreary adaptation of Francois Mauriac's stifling novel of Catholic guilt.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 5, 2017
Truffaut protégé Claude Miller sadly died shortly after filming but his directorial reputation will rest safer on earlier films such as La Petite Voleuse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
October 3, 2013
'Thérèse' is as emotionally distant as its heroine
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
September 18, 2013
Exactly the kind of film the French New Wave was rebelling against.
Read More | Original Score: C
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
September 6, 2013
Difficult to embrace.
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
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
September 5, 2013
Exquisitely tasteful but suffocatingly dull ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 5, 2013
It's OK for a movie character to be unlikable, but she better be more interesting than Therese is.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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
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