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Thérèse Reviews

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August 22, 2013
[A] static, emotionless saga, which is defined less by zealous feeling than by a dull, decorous air of respectability.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 21, 2013
Because she's so internal, the shtick threatens to grow dour and whiny. But mostly there's a mystery and an acknowledgement that there's not always a concrete reason why.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
August 21, 2013
The movie may look pretty and may plod, but it also leaves a bruise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 20, 2013
Therese Desqueyroux,...is not the nuanced period drama it should be but is rather more like a banal, pseudo-thoughtful and monotonous episode of Masterpiece Theater.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 20, 2013
If the banality of life within the Bordeaux gentry is the point, then the ensuing oppressiveness is immaculately depicted through precise performances and camerawork-just don't call it emotionally engaging drama.
August 19, 2013
A thought-provoking drama.
August 19, 2013
A classic story competently told, Thérèse Desqueyroux is chocolate-box heritage cinema at heart, but a perfectly respectable and emphatically French epitaph to Miller's long career.
August 19, 2013
Claude Miller's final film is tastefully upholstered, but the narrative generates little heat, empathy or momentum.
August 14, 2013
Claude Miller's swan song not only shares its main character's name but also her tempered disposition.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 17, 2013
An austere, sombre character study that aims for restraint but more often hits dour. Momentarily lifts off in a handful of beautifully shot dream sequences where Therese acts her inner violence, but these respites are not quite enough to shake the fog.
Full Review | Original Score: 3
July 8, 2013
An ideal movie for anyone in the mood for a beautifully shot, well-acted period drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 30, 2013
Feels as flat and repressive as Therese's life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 10, 2013
[It] takes a long time to get to the meat of the story and, as a result, Tautou's performance ends up being too aloof when it should be enigmatic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 9, 2013
A handsome, solidly acted period movie about deliberately dislikable people, it's the swansong of a director who was a longtime assistant to François Truffaut.
June 8, 2013
Thérèse Desqueyroux points up the book's sociological insights and then suffocates them in an excess of luscious period detail.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 7, 2013
Miller and cinematographer Gérard de Battista take their palette from Vermeer, with Thérèse less like a character than a piece of still life at the centre of muted earthy shades.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 7, 2013
Tautou, eschewing her usual smiley charm, is a revelation, and Miller's final film a fine testimony to his art.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 7, 2013
It is a perfectly respectable if bloodless version of the François Mauriac novel that shocked readers in the Twenties.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 7, 2013
Tautou's central performance [is] utterly mesmerising as her implacable inner demons push her into conflict with everything around her.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 6, 2013
It's an opaque performance from Tautou in many ways, understandably so, and perhaps the film does not fully get inside her mind and heart; a confident, robust work nevertheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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