Amour Synopsis
A couple's bond of love is severely tested.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Amour arrives with plaudits and praise. But this is not hype, it is all deserved. This is a masterpiece.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Small victories that turn into defeats, long walks to gain little ground, little wounds that get deeper every day - growing old is a war,...
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The Hollywood Reporter

Magnificent in its simplicity and its relentless honesty about old age, illness and dying, Michael Haneke's Amour is a deliberately...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
In Amour, these two actors show us what love is, what it really looks like, and what it may, at its most secret moments, demand.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Michael Haneke's French-language Amour, a perfect film about intertwined lives, proceeds at its own pace, and breathes so deeply that it...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
What happens between two people? Only the chemistry that keeps us from stumbling through the chaos by ourselves. Is that an illusion, too?...
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By Ella Taylor
At his provocative best, though - in his brilliant, gorgeous 2009 film "The White Ribbon," a study of the roots of fascism in domestic...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
These two glam stars of French cinema – Riva in 1959's "Hiroshima Mon Amour" and Trintignant in 1966's "A Man and a Woman" – give...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Amour is also unforgettable and one of a kind, two hours of torment that, in the end, you will probably not regret.
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For all that it is, as promised, about love, it's also a subtly punishing affair that grinds you into the ground as you watch an elderly...
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A huge diappointment

By lamay05
I was looking forward to seeing this movie because of all the good reviews it had gotten. I was so disappointed because the movie was tortorously slow, boring and extremely depressing. The acting...

Hard Truths Beautifully Told

By califgrl
This is my third Haneke film and by far my favorite. Cinematically, it's perfect. Narrative stripped down to its emotional core. No waste, nothing extraneous, although there are several wonderous...

Very touching story!

By frascati
i really didn't know what to expect when i went to see "Amour". I smiled, laughed and cried. The acting by Emmanuelle Riva is superb. She really convinced us of her suffering. Trintignant does show...

Profoundly moving

By lnbee
This is the kind of movie one should almost see alone (as I did) because when it is over you will be speechless and contemplative. To speak is to intrude, to diminish....

No more, Amour

By me2JTS
Terrible! Yes , I did my research. I read the positive reviews. Afterward, I read them again looking for clues to my own undoing. Remember when you were in grade school and your English teacher...

It's French. Enough Said.

By thechase007
Perhaps it's because I live this movie to a certain extent with my 90 year old father who has Alzheimers but I don't get the hoopla surrounding this. I can only think that the people praising it have...

Ultimate Book on Aging

By janetborba
This movie is not for everyone. No one wants to experience a long debilitating illness or put a loved one through the caring of someone with such an illness, yet in reality, this is a recurring...

With Mixed Emotions

By linda19152
I found the acting great; the script fair, the mood of the film depressing but real. We are all headed for that aging path and we should know what is coming. I left feeling somewhat cheated not...

Watching Paint dry would be more exciting

By Moviefanatic35
I don't know why this movie is getting any awards attention and certainly do not get why Riva is getting even any oscar talk but be prepared to watch 2 hours of two people in a room where nothing...

Deep, Sleep, Must see it again since so deep and I slept

By Ognadnaf21
Wow, a long confusing movie. Keep discussing it and keep learning new insights. Issues involve aging, parents and offspring, spousal devotion, caring for the infirmed. Solid acting altho I don't...

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Rated PG-13 | For Mature thematic material including a disturbing act, and brief language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Complex drama with violence is demanding for any age group.
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