• Released
  • April 4, 2003
  • Romantic Drama
    Biopic [feature]
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Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
A crisp, elegantly resonant film.
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New York Magazine (Vulture)

By Peter Rainer
The real passion here is the almost erotic thrill that acting still holds for Moreau.
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The New Republic

By Stanley Kauffmann
Moreau's face is the base and the beauty of the film.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
The film, like its lovers, is fond, giddy and poetic about love and death.
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Village Voice

By Michael Atkinson
May worship heedlessly at Duras's memory, but it's a testament to Moreau alone.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Dayan's weakly structured biopic Cet Amour-là is, to be kind, less than inspired. But as a showcase for legendary French actress Jeanne Moreau, it's a tour de force.
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
The screenplay also fails to put the unconventional relationship into context. It never lets on that Andrea helped Duras produce some of her best work, including the autobiographical "The Lovers."
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San Francisco Chronicle

By C.W. Nevius
It is a great story, but it hasn't been translated to the screen. It is never a good sign when the biographical notes have more emotional wallop than the movie.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Pretentious but gorgeously photographed.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
You can forget about veracity, since this gauzy and sometimes dopey romanticization can't be trusted.
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57 out of 100
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