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Tuesday, After Christmas Reviews

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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook
October 7, 2015
"Tuesday, After Christmas" simply doesn't add anything new to the stale tale of infidelity.
Amy Taubin
October 6, 2015
Brilliant acting is what distinguishes most Romanian New Wave movies, and here the interactions of Brănescu, Oprişor, and Popistaşu are exceptional.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 7, 2012
It might seem that Muntean is doing less work here, or avoiding choices, but he is very definitely making deliberate choices. Indeed, his choices seem to cut closer to the bone.
Simon Miraudo
August 17, 2011
Not every picture from a burgeoning film scene needs to be a classic, and this formerly-Communist country is proving to be fertile ground for quality cinema. Tuesday, After Christmas is a minor selection from a major movement.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies
June 6, 2011
Emotionally complex.
Chris Cabin
May 29, 2011
| Original Score: 4/5
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Andrew O'Hehir
May 28, 2011
"Tuesday, After Christmas" goes down pretty smooth, with a sneaky-powerful aftertaste.
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May 27, 2011
The latest bloom from the flourishing garden that is Romanian cinema, Radu Muntean's Tuesday, After Christmas chronicles the emotional fallout from a classic love triangle, but it unfolds with the agonizing tension of a suspense film.
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
May 27, 2011
Like an alternate-universe Woody Allen film, in which real people wrestle with what their hearts want despite the hurt it causes everyone, including themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Noel Murray
AV Club
May 26, 2011
More about well-observed moments of everyday life than it is about heightened melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Rex Roberts
Film Journal International
May 25, 2011
Deliberately paced drama of adultery depends on nuance and subtext, the latter holding far more meaning than the subtitles.
Armond White
New York Press
May 25, 2011
It is faint praise to note that Tuesday, After Christmas is the most approachable of recent Romanian releases. Still, it's neither revealing nor compelling.
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
May 25, 2011
Muntean has pulled off the near-impossible, turning each scene (captured in capacious long takes) into arias of generosity for his actors.
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
May 25, 2011
Marital infidelity is hardly a new cinematic topic. But this film is far from cliched, thanks to the literate script and a trio of sensitive performances...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
May 24, 2011
Muntean's fourth feature is unrelentingly mundane, as if made with the sole purpose of draining the topic of adultery of any prurient interest, the kisses accompanied by smacking sounds to smother any erotic response.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
May 24, 2011
The strength of "Tuesday, After Christmas," Mr. Muntean's fourth feature, lies in its rigorous, artful and humane fidelity to quotidian circumstance.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
May 24, 2011
Muntean's obsessive gaze might border on the emotionally exploitative were it not accompanied by deep empathy for the plights of all involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Natasha Senjanovic
Hollywood Reporter
May 23, 2011
The dissected minutiae of this adultery drama unfortunately doesn't add up to a very original or moving whole.
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Jay Weissberg
May 23, 2011
Long takes with an often still camera call as little attention to Tudor Lucaciu's masterful lensing as possible, stripping down cinematic elements to their most basic and maintaining an observational stance without becoming fetishistic.
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
May 23, 2011
There's neither glamour nor its absence, neither cinematic references nor a repudiation of them, just a soap-opera story, told with a conventionally arty craft that has neither resonance nor significance.
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