Augustine Synopsis
Professor Charcot becomes obsessed with an underage patient who wants to seduce him.

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The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
Everything depends on the subtlety of the direction and the charisma of the performances. Augustine is intellectually satisfying partly...
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88

Slant Magazine

By Tomas Hachard
Alice Winocour's take on this true story carries the superficial trappings of a period drama, but its perspective is entirely contemporary.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By John Anderson
Soko is terrific, but it is Mr. Lindon who delivers the performance of the film, his internalized consternation amounting to an eloquent...
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80

Time Out New York

By Eric Hynes
Plays like a gothic prequel to David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method," one in which human flesh is viewed as both horrific and erotic...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Neil Young
Augustine's script is a coherent and valid artistic reinterpretation of the case, told against an unfussily atmospheric evocation of late...
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80

Variety

By Leslie Felperin
Anchored by two intense, intertwined perfs by veteran Vincent Lindon and relative newcomer Soko, a musician who also composed the pic’s...
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80

Village Voice

By Ernest Hardy
The film is something of a paradox, simultaneously passionate and dispassionate, its ending tethered to both bruised triumph and a sense of...
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Sheri Linden
The film's dark beauty and the quiet intensity of the performances have a discomforting pull.
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70

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
Ultimately, Winocour does stage an instance of what could be called love. It's unconvincing narratively, alas, and an odd disruption of the...
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Stamets
An obliquely clinical love story.
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By cmmoxley
I'd give it a C....

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Rated NR