• Released
  • April 27, 2012
  • (Limited)
  • NC-17 , 1 hr 36 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Drama
Elles Synopsis
A journalist (Juliette Binoche) researches a piece on prostitution among Parisian college women.
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NPR

By Mark Jenkins
Yet Elles has contemporary pertinence. As the Dominique Strauss-Kahn affair showed, feminism hasn't significantly mellowed France's macho...
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63

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
Elles is provocative company, but it leaves us feeling hustled.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Elles has a surprisingly deep performance in a disappointingly shallow movie. The performance, acute and brave, is by Juliette Binoche.
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60

Time Out New York

By David Fear
Titillation and tentative stabs at gender studies do not a cogent cri de coeur make. It's simply a provocation that's all hopped up with...
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60

Empire

By David Hughes
Another bravura performance from Juliette Binoche glosses over the flaws in a soft-focused glimpse at the seamier side of student life.
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50

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Szumowska provides lurid scenes of perverted sex, but she offers no new insight into the sordid world of prostitution and the dangers sex...
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50

Slant Magazine

By Jesse Cataldo
The film is ultimately draining because of the way it handles Anne, stranding a potentially dynamic character in two dueling scenarios,...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Elles has about half of a story stretched to feature length, and it manages to end just as a good story might have been kicking in. But...
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Both provocative and muddled, the film's a moody, passive-aggressive tract that's buoyed by superior performances and sunk by its own...
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38

Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
The acting by Binoche and her two young co-stars is more nuanced than the film deserves. They bring a rich expressiveness and sense of...
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Rated NC-17 | For Explicit Sexual Content