Murderous Maids Synopsis
Two sisters (Sylvie Testud, Julie-Marie Parmentier) kill their employer and her daughter.
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90

L.A. Weekly

By Manohla Dargis
A true rarity, Murderous Maids is an intelligent, moral shocker.
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90

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Denis and Testud, in a wondrous collaboration of a gifted director and equally gifted actress, succeed in making Christine a tragic figure.
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90

Village Voice

By J. Hoberman
Genuinely unnerving movie.
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80

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Nearly 75 years after the fact, the matter still hasn't given up all its secrets, but Denis' film comes close to a definitive, deeply...
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75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Denis' slow, deliberate style shuns typical suspense techniques, relying instead on something far more effective: a stunning performance by...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Lucidity, austerity and quiet compassion are peculiar virtues to ascribe to a movie about a horrific real-life murder case, but those are...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Director Jean-Pierre Denis doesn't explore psychological motives, which are, finally, unknowable. What he accomplishes in his chilling,...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The old saying, "It's hard to find good help nowadays" takes on a new meaning in Murderous Maids.
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75

Boston Globe

May ultimately be no more than the sum of its (body) parts, but it's still a ghastly service-industry horror story - a film to make you...
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50

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
Never inspires more than an interested detachment.
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Rated NR