I've Loved You So Long Synopsis
A world-weary woman (Kristin Scott Thomas) tries to reconnect with her estranged sister.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Kristin Scott Thomas' performance in I've Loved You So Long is one of a small handful of highlights by which people will remember this year...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Philippe Claudel gives his heroine unusual depth, which Kristin Scott Thomas reveals with unusual passion.
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Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
This film teaches the rewards of patience for directors, for actors and for audiences, too. The compelling reality of Juliette's plight...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
This is a picture of quiet observation, contained emotion, the hush before the cathartic scream.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is one of Kristin Scott Thomas' most inspired performances.
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The Hollywood Reporter

A scintillating drama about pain and healing made with intelligence and compassion.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A novelist and screenwriter, Claudel's directing for the first time here, and he leans on melodramatic contrivances more than he needs to....
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Writer/director Philippe Claudel knows just how to structure a character study of this sort, so that key elements and important secrets are...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
This is a movie about actors acting; who cares why Juliette was in the pen?
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Scott Thomas breathes more emotion into Juliette's affectless, haunted demeanor than most actors do with pages of dialogue.
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I've Loved You So Long

By Akozorez
Captivating performance by Kristin Scott Thomas....

Loved it! Kristin Thomas Scott at her best!

By digitalbabe
The performances were subtle, and heartfelt. Miss Thomas plays this part with a realism that is not often seen on screen. She's a powerhouse, and I hope that we see more of her. The supporting cast...

I've Loved You So Long

By acaseofyou12581
Kristin Scott Thomas is clearly the woman of the hour in this film. Every expression on her face is more demanding of our attention and emotions than any other film I've seen this year. She is...


By bwbabymovielover
This movie is the best movie I have seen all year. The best performance from Kristen Scott Thomas. Naturalistic acting at its best! This is a must see!...

I've Loved You So Long

By Behind_the_scene
This film had moving performances by both main characters. The suspense was not great, so the tension between the various characters was slightly off. This is a character study, so don't go for the...

I just loved it!

By Benoit
I thought that movie was great, full of emotions, remarkably well played. Kristin Scott Thomas is so beautiful in that movie......

I've Loved You So Long

By moviegirl1121
A beautifully written, acted and directed movie about redemption and acceptance. It is also a story of the choices we make and the consequences of them in addition to being a movie about family...

Beautiful small film

By fred filmstone
A heartbreaker with lovely performances from Kristin Scott Thomas and Elsa Zylberstein. A lingering pace which allows the story to unfold in a very organic way. They don't make these films in...

A lovely movie.

By bardophile
This one is well worth seeing. The cinematography is great, as are the actors, and several of the characters are beautifully drawn. Kristin Scott Thomas's face is haunting, and her character's...

Five Word Review

By jenhc
KST at her absolute best....

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Rated PG-13 | For thematic material and smoking