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Tuesday, After Christmas Reviews

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October 7, 2015
"Tuesday, After Christmas" simply doesn't add anything new to the stale tale of infidelity.
May 23, 2011
The dissected minutiae of this adultery drama unfortunately doesn't add up to a very original or moving whole.
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.
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.
May 20, 2011
The film's intense intimacy and acute observation work in its favor but quite enough to sustain us through the longeurs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
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
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
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
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.
February 24, 2011
If Tuesday, After Christmas has a flaw, it is its lack of subtext.
Full Review | Original Score: 60/100
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
May 29, 2011
superb
| Original Score: 4/5
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.
May 25, 2011
Deliberately paced drama of adultery depends on nuance and subtext, the latter holding far more meaning than the subtitles.
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.
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
May 26, 2011
More about well-observed moments of everyday life than it is about heightened melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Top Critic
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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