• Released
  • September 10, 2010
  • R , 1 hr 55 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Suspense/Thriller
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Just as my mind was floating back to the summery movies directed by Eric Rohmer, Marie Riviére -- a Rohmer favorite -- shows up as a mysterious woman on the beach. Surely, Ozon had Rohmer in mind when he co-wrote and directed this lovely film.
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75

Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
Sometimes a movie makes a point that's been made before, but makes it so beautifully and so quietly that it feels like you're discovering it for the first time. Hideaway does that, with the obliqueness of an off-hand comment. The glancing touch makes it all the more hard-hitting.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
For a time in her life, a woman's pregnancy is the most important thing about her. That is the subject of Hideaway.
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70

The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
But while the Pietà imagery startles, it makes increasing sense as the story builds around it. Because as Hideaway deepens and evolves, you understand that the image of Mousse cradling Louis is a manifestation of her love: this was how she held him, with a tender love that in its depth was itself holy.
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70

Village Voice

By Ernest Hardy
Though the psychological layering and thematic ambition of the screenplay do not quite result in the depth intended, Hideaway's unsentimental performances will hook you.
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60

Time Out New York

By David Fear
This being a François Ozon film, there's beaucoup simmering sexual tension, as well as the prolific French director's usual thematic preoccupations: death and grief, familial animosity and female awakening.
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58

The A.V. Club

By Scott Tobias
Hideaway bottles up stormy feelings of grief, guilt, and desire so tightly that register only in a few sharp, impetuous bursts. The rest of the time, it's dull and inscrutable-a film of almost vaporous subtlety.
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50

Chicago Reader

The emptied-out characters strive for a transcendence they'll never quite reach, and so does the film.
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50

The New Yorker

By David Denby
The script is sketchy and somewhat puzzling (after a blissful night with Mousse, Paul leaves in the morning without explanation), but we're carried along by the potently ambiguous moods, the slow shifts from distant friendship to intimacy.
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40

Empire

By Damon Wise
Lyrical in style and presentation, this drama alludes to serious issues but does not address them. Enjoyable stylistically, but not substantiated beyond glossy advertisement.
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61 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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