The Widow of Saint-Pierre (The Widow of St. Pierre) (La veuve de Saint-Pierre) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Widow of Saint-Pierre (The Widow of St. Pierre) (La veuve de Saint-Pierre) Reviews

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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
March 2, 2001
Leconte and screenwriter Claude Faraldo beat you over the head until the closing credits.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 2, 2001
| Original Score: 2/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 21, 2002
It's a tale about wishy-washy humanitarianism.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Patrick Peters
Empire Magazine
February 7, 2001
A highly burnished heritage picture, but slightly more is expected of M. Leconte.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
February 22, 2001
The whole thing gets old rather quickly.
Dave White
March 2, 2001
Nastiest Scene: The way everyone rallies around the remorseful murderer. Did I miss something? Didn't this guy kill someone?
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Charles Taylor
March 2, 2001
It's not badly made, but it's a drag.
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Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 30, 2001
A beautiful and haunting film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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James Berardinelli
February 26, 2001
An occasionally powerful and often thought provoking period piece that is characterized by strong acting and an effective visual style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ted Murphy
April 2, 2001
The Widow of Saint Pierre is a visually attractive, well-acted tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 19, 2003
When it comes right down to it, Leconte understands that Binoche's face tells all the story we need.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
May 4, 2001
Serene and haunting.
Christopher Null
October 1, 2001
| Original Score: 4/5
Arthur Lazere
March 13, 2001
A lean, profound and moving film; it is art that never forgets to be entertainment.
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
March 14, 2001
Moody and provocative romantic epic
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Susan Granger
March 14, 2001
It's exotic and enigmatic, appealing particularly to adults who love sensual, historical drama.
Rob Blackwelder
March 20, 2001
The story takes emotionally-hooking twists.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
April 6, 2001
Celebrates the compassion of a courageous couple who refuse to temper their ardent belief in mercy and justice.
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