Critic scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.
There’s a ton of truth and ugliness to You Will Be My Son, and the minor digressions into soapy territory keep threatening to derail. It never does thanks to Arstrup, a force of nature who grabs his scenes by the throat and never lets go. Read full review
It’s a human-size tragedy, one that shows how deadening it can be to remain subject to those who give us life. Read full review
Writer/director Gilles Legrand’s study of fraught father/son relationships builds the tension, helped by a fine cast...while the vineyards of Bordeaux offer a deceptively serene backdrop. Read full review
There are no big surprises in store in terms of where this setup is headed...But the pic’s pleasures are nonetheless numerous, starting with its talented cast. Read full review
Lustrous photography and a fine cast make this dark drama a compelling one. Read full review
It’s an entertaining melodrama of the old school that plays out with the clockwork inevitability of a “Columbo” episode. Read full review
How much you enjoy You Will Be My Son depends on how much you can take an unbearable, arrogant jerk as your lead character. Read full review
The film overcomes its schematic plot elements with finely observed characterizations and rich dialogue. Read full review
Mr. Arestrup gives a full-bodied performance as the film’s most intriguing character, who blurs the line between senile irascibility and out and out malice. Read full review
It's all a bit absurd, but Legrand handles the absurdity with some style, and there is something clever in making an apparently minor character responsible for a major narrative flourish. An enjoyable spectacle. Read full review
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