Violette (Violette Nozière) Reviews

August 8, 2019
A solid and thrilling film -- if a bit slow and ambiguous at times. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 12, 2017
Violette sits there on the screen, a stylish lump.
July 8, 2010
Chabrol's attempt to arouse sympathy for his heartless protagonist seemed a reach.
September 25, 2009
Huppert's baby-fat monster is a neat landmine of familial tensions, and Chabrol knows just how far to push it
June 20, 2007
Though the film tends to follow the trajectory of surface events and not delve deeper into either psychological motivations or historical influences, Chabrol's moody flourishes and storytelling tapestry are never less than mesmerizing.
June 8, 2007
Chabrol film about a teenage prostitute who kills her parents, based on real-life story. Mostly interesting for its atmosphere and for Huppert's acting.
May 13, 2007
Violette doesn't so much rejuvenate the "sex = death" equation that had been in place since Louise Brooks opened Pandora's Box as it does struggle to remember why women want sex in the first place.
May 8, 2007
The way [Huppert] holds her cigarette and wears her hat aslant would have given Bette Davis a run for her money.