• Released
  • September 13, 2002
  • 1 hr 42 min
  • Suspense/Thriller
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
What really makes Alias Betty stand out, even from good recent French ensemble films like "Eight Women" and "Venus Beauty Institute," is that ingenious, Rendell-derived story. To kidnap an old phrase, it's a corker.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A nifty, entwined, ultimately gripping adaptation of British crime writer Ruth Rendell's novel ''The Tree of Hands'' by French director Claude Miller.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Mr. Miller tells several interlocking stories with such daring and intensity that you sense he could go on indefinitely, spinning one terrific yarn off another.
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Despite a contrived ending that brings together all the film's characters, Alias Betty is inventive filmmaking.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
It's one of the season's most original and energetic movies.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Jonathan Curiel
Somehow, it all works -- even if Miller relies on a plot that meanders a bit and loses some of its luster.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
If the ending isn't conventionally happy, it's certainly deeply satisfying.
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Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
Makes it pretty difficult to tell the difference between good mothers and bad.
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Of the several threads interwoven here, only one is riveting, thanks to the performance of Sandrine Kiberlain as Betty.
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Boston Globe

By Janice Page
Miller is certainly faithful to the spirit of Rendell's psychologically probing, class-dissecting novels, even if his probing doesn't go nearly as deep and his storytelling isn't as compelling.
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73 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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