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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 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
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
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 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
Top Critic
June 28, 2012
Without fully realized characters, the film's major moments - each cutting remark and humiliating act - feel hollow.
June 28, 2012
The jumble of characters and plotlines remain indistinct and removed throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 27, 2012
[An] elliptical and somewhat loopy drama about the slipperiness of love at any age...
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 26, 2012
All are wounded souls, and all try their best, even if their acts are less than virtuous.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 26, 2012
Téchiné piles a staggering amount of incident into 111 minutes, ever pushing the narrative forward and never letting scenes dawdle.
June 11, 2012
A fascinating, satisfyingly complex romantic thriller.