The Sleeping Beauty (2011) Synopsis
A young princess is the subject of a tug-of-war among witches.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Following 2009's "Bluebeard," French filmmaker Catherine Breillat continues her unique and psychologically, erotically daring...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
At its best, The Sleeping Beauty reclaims fairy tales as a kind of oral folk REM state, chewing over anxieties about adulthood, behavior,...
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By Stephanie Zacharek
Breillat manages to give us a lush, quiet spectacle with The Sleeping Beauty.
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Los Angeles Times

One could argue that, in varying degrees, all of the iconoclastic French director's films have dismantled femme-centric fairy tales. But in...
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
This film is no fairy tale for children. Not only does it contain nudity and sex, both straight and lesbian, but it also presents childhood...
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Village Voice

By Melissa Anderson
Though The Sleeping Beauty ends ambiguously, it remains consistent with the logic that Breillat has laid out: A girl's childhood and...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Breillat, seemingly inspired as much by C.S. Lewis and Hans Christian Andersen as by original author Charles Perrault, doesn't really make...
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Boxoffice Magazine

By Ed Schied
The Sleeping Beauty lacks either the dramatic intensity or the sexual frankness that drew attention to her previous films "Fat Girl" and...
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Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
Breillat, as always, goes her own way, but her impressionistic scenes barely cohere, even at this brief running time.
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Slant Magazine

By Diego Costa
Judging from The Sleeping Beauty, and the previous "Bluebeard," the provocations stop with the choice of the material, as the tone and...
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Will there ever be a good retelling of this?

By dollwithouteyes
The first 15 minutes looked great. She starts off with enough of her trademark eye candy through the 3 fairies, the crone, the queen in pearls and so on and so forth, my favorite being the use of the...

Sleeping Beauty a film by Catherine Breillat (2010)

By ihsoz
I 'rented' this from the Indianapolis library. It was amazing. Very European (goes without saying, eh?!). Little bit was part fantasy, part very much reality (liked what I...