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68

Metascore

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90
Variety
A skillful blend of fire and ice that subtly conveys the emotional extremes fraught in the relationship.
80
Chicago Reader
Subtly profound love story.
75
Chicago Sun-Times
I cannot imagine a Hollywood movie like this. Audiences would be baffled.
75
ReelViews
This is a film to be enjoyed on a psychological level for its keen understanding of the contradictory impulses that drive sexual and social intercourse.
70
Watching this handsomely filmed, deftly edited but rather dry movie, you keep imagining the juice that a director like Pedro Almodovar could have squeezed out of the same story.
70
Village Voice
Predicated as it is on Huppert's pensive, provocative blankness, the action moves a bit slowly, although, as is often the case with Jacquot, events make more sense after the movie is over.
67
Austin Chronicle
Predicated as it is on Huppert's pensive, provocative blankness, the action moves a bit slowly, although, as is often the case with Jacquot, events make more sense after the movie is over. Dares to provoke rather than titillate in its delineation of love's strange ways. As the French might say, “L'amour, l'amour, toujours l'amour.”
50
Talky, emphatically unsteamy psychological drama.
50
Huppert's performance leans a bit heavily on the moist-in-the-eyes motif, but it's terrific none-the-less.
50
Christian Science Monitor
Never quite catches fire.

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