Written January 04, 2013
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, meet in a club; “Stephanie”, (Marion Cotillard) trains orcas (killer whales; largest of the Dolphin family) and “Ali” (Matthias Schoenaerts) a bouncer, rescues her from an altercation resulting in one of the most unusual pairings in recent film...
Adversity can be a tool of destruction, bleakness, depression or the adrenalin to forge forward, spit in the face of unwanted havoc, delve into the bowels of one’s psyche, uncover the fortitude to thrive and survive. Stephanie and Ali succeed in championing the “rust and bone” of their existence, alleviating the ache of their plight, different, but rewarded for the struggle...
FOUR & 1/2 STARS!!!!
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Written December 25, 2012
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.
Written March 01, 2013
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).
Written July 25, 2014
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 incredible odds. He also has a relationship with a woman who lost both her legs and makes her appreciate life all over again. This is a love story, first, but it's also a story about being a father under extreme circumstance and about not giving up on life and all that it throws at you. There's plenty of material in this movie for both men and women to enjoy. In some ways, it's a "chick-flick", and yet there's enough fighting to satisfy the "guy film" criteria as well. Yes, it's in French with English subtitles. As far as that's concerned, all I can say is that once you get into the movie the subtitles fade and you just enjoy the film. In this case, I enjoyed it a lot!
Written August 01, 2014
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