Written March 03, 2013
This film was basically terrible. Although the actors did their job well, they could not overcome the morbid path the director and or writer took them down. It may be a film of reality for some but it lacks anything recognizable in the realm of human love and human compassion. Regret having wasted my money on it. And it is a waste.
Written January 24, 2013
This film is by far, one of the best films ever made!!! It won the Palm d'Or at? Cannes, and Emmanuelle Riva is nothing less than FLAWLESSLY AMAZING!!!!
Written January 20, 2013
Honest, visceral, superbly acted. Even the apt is a character in this impeccably portrayed treatise to love in it's most challenging true-to-life mileu. Death be not proud.
Written January 19, 2013
yawn, huh? Is this torturous movie over yet? If you like watching people read, sleep, cut meat, and trim the heads off daisies you will love this movie. Watching paint dry would be more entertaining to me!
Written February 19, 2013
Amour is a brilliant film done by a director who definitely trusts his audience. The little nuances make for some deep thought in the key spots --- just what a film-goer needs in these days of exploding car & building nonsense. Anna is dying in a most pitiful manner and there's nothing her loving husband can do for her, right? No, there is something and he does it. Of course this is a depressing film for those of us in the middle of our "golden years" --- what halfway realistic film wouldn't be? But it does what is necessary --- tell us an extremely moving story in a most elegant fashion. Kudos to the *80's plus cast members who keep us riveted to a story that only a few could make. Emmanuelle Riva is sensational; another star in her crown which began in the 50's with another gem, "Hiroshima Mon Amour." Jean-Louis Trintignant is also great, but who could compare favorably with Riva? One who can is director Michael Haneke --- if there's justice in this world he should win the Oscar.