• Released
  • September 1, 2004
  • R , 1 hr 30 min
  • Drama
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5x2 Synopsis
Various stages in a couple's (Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, Stéphane Freiss) union lead to divorce.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
When you piece it all together, it becomes mildly fascinating.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Compellingly acted and rich in visual ideas, but a bit thin in its psychological approach.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
5x2 is a little talky and the pace is slow, but, for this kind of motion picture, it's one of the best around.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Feminist sanctimony, it turns out, looks much the same forward and backward.
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63

New York Post

France's François Ozon's 5 x 2, which resembles Ingmar Bergman's "Scenes from a Marriage" told in reverse, could be played for laughs, or...
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
In 5 x 2, the 2 are terrific; it's the 5 that needs work.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It flirts intriguingly with the unknowable, what it shows us of the knowable isn't terribly interesting.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Cool, clinical and not altogether convincing.
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60

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
A wickedly entertaining bit of domestic tragedy.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The film is bleak, not particularly compelling, and the characters are frustrating, the enemies of their own happiness.
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Rated R | For Language, Strong Graphic Sexuality and Some Drug Content