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Thérèse Reviews

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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 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.
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 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 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
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.
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
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 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.
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 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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