(II) (2004)

Critic Reviews

78

Metascore

Based on 13 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
Hadzihalilovic succeeds brilliantly at crafting a meaningful enigma that somehow grasps the essence of adolescence, but only grows more mysterious with each revelation.
100
New York Post
One of the oddest, most perplexing -- and delightful -- films to come along this year. And last year, too.
90
Village Voice
Innocence is not merely the year's best first film, but one of the great statements on the politics of being 'tween.
80
Variety
This genuine curio maintains its mystery to the end.
80
The line between cinematic art and exploitation has rarely seemed finer and nervier, at least in recent memory, than in the French film Innocence.
80
Salon.com
This is the weirdest film I've seen all year, or at least the weirdest good film. It's also among the most powerful.
75
New York Daily News
A visually lush and eerily enigmatic parable of female sexuality, Lucile Hadzihalilovic's ominous fairy tale raises questions you'll be wondering about for days.
70
The Hollywood Reporter
Sustains a pervasive feeling of anxiety and suspense, despite an absence of dramatic conflict or resolution.
70
The New Republic
The Oxford English Dictionary says that an allegory is "an extended or continued metaphor." And to think that this definition was coined when a French film called Innocence was still very far in the future! But how aptly this film proves the point.
50
The A.V. Club
The more overtly allegorical Innocence becomes, the duller it gets.

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