Gabrielle Synopsis
A young woman who has Williams syndrome struggles to gain her independence.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
If all this potent drama recalls Bergman, the beautifully articulated staging and setting suggest that master of operatic social-sexual...
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88

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Patrice Chereau's portrait of a marriage en crise is an excoriating look at the deep unhappiness that can fester within the most...
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Greggory anchors Gabrielle in manly bewilderment and rage, while Huppert claws the title character's way to self-awareness.
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80

Film Threat

By Rick Kisonak
The film is a wonder and a joy to watch on any number of levels.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The film's impact has a lot to do with Fabio Vacchi's original score, which is both plaintive and coldly modernist, with echoes of Charles...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

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Gabrielle inspires mixed feelings; it is dialogue heavy but a treat for the eye.
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Chereau keeps us locked inside their suffocatingly unhappy home, making for an intensely theatrical chamber piece.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The catch in Gabrielle is that the audience pays as well.
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60

Empire

By David Parkinson
This looks and sounds superb. Isabelle Huppert and Pascal Gregory are splendid. But the over-archingly smug sophistication of the...
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A chilly, pretentious and talky drama.
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Inspirational delight

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