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Thérèse Reviews

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
Exquisitely tasteful but suffocatingly dull ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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 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
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 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
The movie may look pretty and may plod, but it also leaves a bruise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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 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.
June 4, 2013
A tad on the stiff side.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5