Clean Synopsis
A drug addict (Maggie Cheung) tries to reconnect with her estranged son.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Can a misguided adult start afresh with a new set of values and priorities? This ambitious drama, directed by one of France's most...
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100

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Cheung gives a revelatory performance.
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100

Premiere

By Glenn Kenny
A superb effort by a first-rank director, and manna from heaven for Cheung fans.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Clean, director Olivier Assayas' spellbinding study of a junkie trying to get her life in order so she can reclaim custody of her child,...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Emily is played by Maggie Cheung with such intense desperation that she won the best actress award at Cannes 2004.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Clean has the same mixture of human tenderness and borderline-silly Eurochic that marks Wenders films like "Until the End of the World."
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75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
When these two powerhouse performers come together, a rather predictable tale ignites with surprising force.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Not your average divorce gift: Clean's writer-director Olivier Assayas created the role of recovering rock-world druggie Emily Wang for his...
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
Complex but cold tale.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By John McMurtrie
An unflinching look at the ravages of substance abuse, and it's also a sobering redemptive tale.
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Rated R | For drug content, language and brief nudity