Rust and Bone Synopsis
A bouncer's relationship with a double-amputee (Marion Cotillard) evolves into love.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The narrative at the heart of Rust and Bone is a vehicle for sentiment and over-the-top histrionics if ever there was one, but Audiard and...
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Jacques Audiard's Rust and Bone is an unapologetic melodrama rendered in what you might call semi-stylized neo-expressionistic realism, and...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Writer-director Jacques Audiard (A Prophet) probes the psyches of two people in crisis. His hypnotic film means to shake you, and does....
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A tough movie about tough people for a tough audience. So prepare to get roughed up a little.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The leads save it, particularly Cotillard, who once again subverts her own glamour with ferocious lack of ego. The movie itself only...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Absorbing if somewhat predictable in its dramatic trajectory, Jacques Audiard's follow-up to his powerhouse prison yarn "A Prophet"...
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This gritty examination of physical and psychological wounds offers a superb performance by Marion Cotillard, who speaks volumes with her...
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Why are certain films less than the sum of their appealing parts?
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Cotillard, with stringy long hair and a coal fire of severity in her eyes, has what it takes to play a woman who feels that she's lost...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Though Rust and Bone aims for a blasé attitude toward disabled drama - in a far more artificial way than another French film, "The...
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WONDERFUL FRENCH FILM ABOUT CONQUERING LIFE'S CHALLENGES. AN AWARD CONTENDER.

By Peneflix
A major perk of the movies is the opportunity to meet individuals that under normal circumstances you would never encounter; such is the case in “Rust and Bone”. Two self-absorbed, struggling souls,...

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By godstevies
Miss Cotillard is most aggressive in nature and is quite evident that she likes to take charge. She continues to rack up powerful performance after powerful performance....

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By 13rfauriol
Excellent. Absolutely gripping and stays with you for days afterwards. I can't really understand how both the film and the actors were overlooked for Oscar nominations (much less awards)....

Much, much better than I expected!

By pedsarq
This is not just a movie about the relationship between a street fighter and a double amputee! This is a terrific love story between a young single father who manages to hold on to his son against...

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Rated R | For Some Violence, Language, Brief Graphic Nudity and Strong Sexual Content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 17 & under Lyrical and gritty French drama for mature viewers only.
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DRINKING & DRUGS
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