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June 28, 2012
Without fully realized characters, the film's major moments - each cutting remark and humiliating act - feel hollow.
August 11, 2012
Unforgivable is a bit too relaxed to function as a thriller. Though admirably unpredictable, its plot is also spread thin among these fickle lovers.
August 14, 2012
Flat and a bit stale, like the characters. Not one of Téchiné's finest.
June 13, 2012
[VIDEO ESSAY] André Téchiné taints an otherwise stellar filmmaking career with an abbreviated romantic drama where nothing holds together.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 9, 2012
In "Unforgivable," Téchiné keeps throwing out teasing ideas, but he never makes good on any of them.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 19, 2012
The multi-layer cake story has one or three too many.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 28, 2012
The jumble of characters and plotlines remain indistinct and removed throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 20, 2012
The way Techine holds them up to the film's unforgiving light, they sometimes seem less like people than like insects in a jar.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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 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
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.
June 26, 2012
Téchiné piles a staggering amount of incident into 111 minutes, ever pushing the narrative forward and never letting scenes dawdle.
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
July 13, 2012
...a roundelay of obstinacy and desire, where lives are lived on their own terms, fiercely.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
June 26, 2012
The layered, character-driven drama may subvert expectations of a sunny Venetian noir, but observes its five principal characters with a probing, egalitarian eye.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
June 11, 2012
A fascinating, satisfyingly complex romantic thriller.
June 27, 2012
[An] elliptical and somewhat loopy drama about the slipperiness of love at any age...
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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
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
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