The Woman in the Fifth Synopsis
In Paris, an American writer (Ethan Hawke) begins an affair with a mysterious widow.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Tom has enlisted our identification and sympathy, but he seems hopelessly isolated within his own bubble of despair. How much that happens...
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75

Slant Magazine

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Pawlikowski has crafted a film that throbs with substantial personal weight and bristles with a violent, haunting interior life.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
This movie is not recommended for people who need to know what's going on. The Woman in the Fifth, an English and French language film from...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Heavy on mood and murk.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
The Woman in the Fifth is an interesting chameleon until it runs out of disguises, and all that was transitory just looks transparent.
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60

Empire

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An ambitious thriller from Pawlikowski assisted by excellent performances from Hawke, Kulig and Scott Thomas.
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60

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
I was with the movie every step of the way, right until the final credits began rolling – at which point I realized that the whole thing...
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Hawke works hard to solidify Pawlikowski's wispy ideas (which are adapted from Douglas Kennedy's novel).
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38

Washington Post

By Ann Hornaday
It's a curio, ripe with dreamy atmospherics and intriguing mysteries, but little else.
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38

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A sluggish and murky sub-Polanski-esque psychodrama.
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The Woman on the fifth

By vmccausland
Terrible..terrible.. No plot,, bad actining..weird... A bad dream...

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Rated R | For Violent Images, Some Sexual Content and Language