Valley Of Love Reviews

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May 22, 2019
Huppert does an expectedly great job, weaving through different emotional states while keeping Isabelle grounded as a character, but the real surprise here is Depardieu.
February 19, 2019
The joy of the film is watching Huppert and Depardieu together, two great actors who extract every nuance from the shifts in their uncertain relationship.
December 5, 2017
The plot enters like a blender in which guilt, metaphysical and pain intermingle... [Full review in Spanish]
April 9, 2017
French screen icons Isabelle Huppert and Gérard Depardieu are such a charismatic pair you could watch them doing nothing and still find them compelling.
March 3, 2017
Yet this memorial movie touches on spiritual awareness, a miracle achieved through its superb stars.
November 29, 2016
It is Depardieu, as a mass of a man facing his own mortality, who anchors the film, baring his huge belly for the camera even when he's not in the vicinity of the motel pool -- he's quite clearly (and quite poignantly) a man lost inside his own body.
October 10, 2016
It plays out like a Gallic version of The Trip, the sitcom starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, but with fewer gags.
October 3, 2016
When you bring together two giants of French cinema, you expect to at least get some A-grade acting. And thankfully, neither Depardieu nor Huppert disappoint.
August 15, 2016
Valley of Love is a rather effective mood-piece, albeit with some overcooked attempts to pad out the dramatic space.
August 14, 2016
The film is a meditation on grief, celebrity, marriage and parenthood, but while it offers incidental pleasures and insights, it doesn't have the emotional force of something like 45 Years, to which it bears a passing resemblance.
August 14, 2016
Probably too enigmatic for all tastes, the film's very distinctive approach, aligned to mesmerising work from the co-stars, still makes it worth a look - not least to marvel at Depardieu's sheer lack of vanity given his increasingly Falstaffian frame.
August 14, 2016
An offbeat supernatural drama with echoes of British classic Don't Look Now.
August 14, 2016
The colour palette of bleached bone whites and brilliant blues, and the haunting music of Charles Ives add to the odd, mesmerising atmosphere.
August 12, 2016
Guillaume Nicloux's drama Valley of Love is no masterpiece, but worth watching for anyone with an interest in high-quality screen acting.
August 12, 2016
There's considerable pleasure nonetheless in watching its two leads - supporting cameo appearances can be counted on the fingers of one hand - at work. Depardieu in particular is as organic here as he's been for a long time, absolutely in his skin.
August 12, 2016
[Valley of Love features] two actors at the heights of their powers.
August 11, 2016
It's a little messy, like life, but it's also beautiful to experience.
August 8, 2016
It feels under-realised, and its quasi-supernatural moments have a somewhat forced air about them, but is insightful and moving about family dysfunction, long-held guilt and the instinctive intimacy that can linger between long-split lovers.
July 25, 2016
The story works thanks to the great performances of Isabelle Huppert and Gérard Depardieu. [Full review in Spanish]
July 25, 2016
This is far from a great film, but the performances make it worthwhile. [Full review in Spanish]
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