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Thomas in Love (Thomas est amoureux) Reviews

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
December 21, 2001
A film in which the camera's point of view never changes can start to feel claustrophobic. But the originality of the concept and the quality of the performances help to compensate.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
December 14, 2001
The last few minutes of this movie are strangely moving. What leads up to them is shot through with dark humor and scathing satire.
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Norman Wilner
Toronto Star
September 14, 2001
Thomas In Love never develops beyond an interesting exercise in style over story.
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
September 14, 2001
Innovative and thoughtful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
August 24, 2001
It duplicates Thomas' miserable world so well we want to escape it as urgently as Thomas does.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
August 9, 2001
A good story about a fellow who really needs to leave his room.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
August 9, 2001
The Dutch director Pierre Paul Renders ingeniously conjures the image of a control freak society that is sinister in its very playfulness.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
August 9, 2001
At 97 minutes, [Renders and Blasband] manage to get about all they possibly can out of this unusual narrative ploy.
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
August 8, 2001
One of the year's small finds -- that rare art-house date movie.
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
August 3, 2001
Dark wit and shrewd social observation sustain this cunning, unnerving conceit by director Pierre-Paul Renders and writer Philippe Blasband.
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
August 3, 2001
The film is full of ingenious details and effective character sketches (Thomas has a mother who would give Woody Allen the willies) that go a long way toward covering up its conventionalities.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
August 3, 2001
While talky and gimmicky, this witty Gallic film spins a sci-fi scenario near enough to reality that anyone who frequents the information superhighway can relate.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
August 3, 2001
Starts gently, with amusing drollness, then gets more serious, even provocative, without sacrificing its light touch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Jessica Winter
Village Voice
August 1, 2001
Dissects how human affection has been short-circuited by information-age trappings with a fusty literal-mindedness.