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

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March 22, 2002
April 20, 2001
A work of art that immerses you in a time and place so completely that it could be a documentary.
April 16, 2001
April 13, 2001
Sad and beautiful.
April 13, 2001
A compelling French Canadian drama.
April 6, 2001
The film seems to be saying, though, that the taking of a life -- whether by murderers or by the state -- is only possible when we refuse to recognize the humanity in others. And this is a message we all need to hear.
April 6, 2001
Issues of life and death, love and friendship play out delicately and powerfully.
April 5, 2001
Richly rewarding and powerfully argued.
April 5, 2001
Rides a romantic spirit that would have fit splendidly in a classic Hollywood production.
April 5, 2001
Leconte lets The Widow of St. Pierre resonate in ways that transcend its black-and-white scenario.
April 2, 2001
March 30, 2001
Devastatingly tragic.
March 30, 2001
A grand, dark, grave, severe piece of first-rate cinema.
March 30, 2001
A great cinema original, brilliantly directed and written ... and acted to perfection.
March 30, 2001
A beautiful and haunting film.
March 20, 2001
It's a relief to see Leconte leaning more toward Dostoyevsky than Dior for a change.
March 16, 2001
Binoche gets a chance to demonstrate her on-screen radiance with subtlety and amplitude.
March 12, 2001
Rendered with impeccable beauty and dramatic precision.
March 12, 2001
Hypnotic and haunting -- that rare period piece that resonates with provocative life.
March 9, 2001
Faraldo's most engrossing and inventive script, alternately serious and comic, is beautifully realized by Binoche, Auteuil and Kusturica.
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