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September 18, 2017
What isn't very good is the meandering story that has so many points to make that it makes none. Luckily, there is a romantic ending, but how could there not be - it's set in Venice, after all.
June 17, 2013
Francis's fluster-as evinced by Dussollier and nurtured by Téchiné-makes for a pleasure both subtle and mildly sadistic.
October 20, 2012
Techine's latest is rich in emotional intrigue
September 7, 2012
Though the movie lasts a reasonably brief 107 minutes, Téchiné is in no hurry to reveal his characters. We're still learning about them in the last few scenes, and our loyalties and attractions change.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 6, 2012
An exquisitely crafted, brilliant, confusing, disordered, maddening, and wonderfully flawed film that tries to show life as it is lived.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 9, 2012
It creates the lived-in sense of being in the world of the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 9, 2012
Bouquet and the waterways of Venice are the chief charms of Téchiné's movie, which is otherwise one of his less convincing efforts.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 9, 2012
What makes the film involving is that it doesn't depend on the mechanical resolution of the plot, but on the close observation of its effects on these distinctive characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 8, 2012
[Unforgivable] sets out as an account of unusual lives, finishes as a portrait of a society -- one that lives between the conventional and the openly low.
August 3, 2012
It's clearly the work of a master storyteller, conveying a rich, novelistic sense of character and a poetic feeling for the passing of time.
July 19, 2012
Techine lavishes upon us not just scenery and characters but complications and emotional turmoil in pursuit of subtlety. If this seems perverse, it most certainly is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 19, 2012
The pervasive morbidity of Venice holds the narrative together, and a melancholy that companionship, parenthood, and art can't console.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 19, 2012
An elegantly rambling Franco-Italian affair about the ways we do each other wrong while trying to do each other right.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 13, 2012
...a roundelay of obstinacy and desire, where lives are lived on their own terms, fiercely.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
July 2, 2012
Every single player in Unforgivable is worth a movie of his or her own. The fact that they are all in the same movie together is more boon than bust.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 1, 2012
The movie is intriguing and racy, but not always convincing.
June 29, 2012
There's something in this story that lingers, too, like the Venetian sunset, as we watch these people, rich and poor, acting foolishly, selfishly, sometimes even hurtfully.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 29, 2012
Both Venice and Bouquet are photographed to ravishing effect, and like the city, Judith is meant to suggest something trapped into being a fantasy for others.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 28, 2012
Literate, intelligent and a model of accomplished European filmmaking, "Unforgivable" showcases the kind of emotional complexity that is all but gone from the screen these days.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 28, 2012
"Unforgivable" isn't one of Mr. Téchiné's greatest achievements, but it's engrossing even when its increasingly populated story falters, tripped up by unpersuasive actions, connections and details.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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