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Two Days, One Night (2014)



Critic Consensus: Another profoundly affecting work from the Dardenne brothers, Two Days, One Night delivers its timely message with honesty and clear-eyed compassion.

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Sandra (Cotillard) has just been released from the hospital to find that she no longer has a job. According to management, the only way Sandra can hope to regain her position at the factory is to convince her co-workers to sacrifice their much-needed yearly bonuses. Now, over the course of one weekend, Sandra must confront each co-worker individually in order to win a majority of their votes before time runs out. With TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT, the Dardennes have turned a relevant social inquiry into a powerful statement on community solidarity, once again delivering a film that is simple on the surface but alive with both compassion and wisdom. (C) Sundance Selects

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Critic Reviews for Two Days, One Night

All Critics (161) | Top Critics (33)

[Two Days, One Night features] Marion Cotillard in what may be the most self-effacing, yet bravura performance of the year.

March 28, 2017 | Full Review…
The New York Review of Books
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Consider Marion Cotillard's Oscar-nominated performance in Two Days, One Night a tour de nuance.

February 19, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4
Denver Post
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As with their previous films, the brothers cast a discerning gaze on working-class lives, without preachiness or sentimentality.

February 12, 2015 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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A dilemma so simple and so timely, it barely feels like fiction.

January 29, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4
Seattle Times
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There is strength in simplicity, something the Dardenne brothers' "Two Days, One Night" and its brilliant star, Marion Cotillard, prove emphatically.

January 29, 2015 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…
Arizona Republic
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Wonderbrothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne return with a tale of heroic struggle against an ordinary disaster.

January 29, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
San Diego Reader
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Audience Reviews for Two Days, One Night


To me, the magic of this movie lies in its virtually perfect screenwriting. The premise, escalation, main character's final decision, were all masterful. Cotillard is great and believable in it, but the visuals of this film are understated and not the focus. Thank you Criterion Collection for introducing me to this film!

Letitia Lew
Letitia Lew

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Marion Cotillard delivers a fantastic performance in this delicate character study (directed by the Dardenne brothers in their naturalistic style full of long takes) about the burden of depression and a woman's need to find her strength back through an anguishing situation.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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Depression in itself is often shown onscreen to be the symptom of something bigger e.g. grief, anorexia, drug use etc. In reality a large amount of people suffer this debilitating mental illness which has no clear cause, and it's nothing to scoff at. Depression leaves you hollow, self-hating, and drained in more than one way. Read more at

Spencer S.
Spencer S.

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