35 Shots of Rum Synopsis
A father's relationship with his daughter becomes complicated by a handsome young man.

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Calvin Wilson
Involves the gradual revelation of the hopes, fears and insecurities of well-observed characters.
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100

Time Out New York

By David Fear
To fall in love with it, viewers only have to be receptive to a movie that examines the ties that bind with grace, wit and depth.
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100

The Hollywood Reporter

Claire Denis, not always an easy director, is in top form here directing an almost all-black cast with grace and delicacy. For the happy...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
You can live in a movie like this.
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100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
35 Shots of Rum is visual poetry, but poetry that examines the human condition with insight and illumination.
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88

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
I liked these characters, and suddenly not having them in my life anymore, simply because Denis has decided to start the closing credits,...
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88

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Denis -- who has called the film a tribute to the great Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu -- keeps dialogue to a minimum as she delicately...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
There is never a shortage of options if you're looking for an intimate foreign drama about family bonds. But the eloquent insights of...
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75

Washington Post

By Ann Hornaday
The French actor Alex Descas is mesmerizing in 35 Shots of Rum, where he plays a metro conductor.
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San Francisco Chronicle

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Hushed minimalism is a rare and appealing quality in the cinema these days, but so little happens in 35 Shots of Rum that I'm hard-pressed...
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Five Word Review

By sugarhill_16
deep refreshing an-experience serious-yet-sweet beautiful...

35 shots of rum

By zena0357
I enjoyed the movie very much and it's poetic quality. That said, it was a bit too contemlative for my taste....rather devoid of action. Gorgeous cinematography!...