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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
Lauren Carroll Harris
Concrete Playground
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
Tomas Hachard
Slant Magazine
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
Frances Morton
Flicks.co.nz
June 30, 2013
Feels as flat and repressive as Therese's life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
April 26, 2013
THERESE DESQUEYROUX is an early feminist suffrage text, except instead of the heroine suffering it's the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Basia Cummings
Little White Lies
June 6, 2013
Rich themes, beautifully illustrated. But fails to wow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Nordine
Willamette Week
September 18, 2013
Exactly the kind of film the French New Wave was rebelling against.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
June 3, 2013
Notable as veteran auteur Claude Miller's last film, it falls short of being a fitting send-off.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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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
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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
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.
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
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Nick Schager
AV Club
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
April 12, 2013
A boring French film about boring French people...sadly the final film by veteran director Claude Miller.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
Simon Abrams
The Playlist
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
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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
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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Cath Clarke
Time Out
June 4, 2013
A tad on the stiff side.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
June 6, 2013
Audrey Tautou in serious drama has one expression, the solemn pout.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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