User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 5 out of 21
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  1. Nov 27, 2013
    9
    Claire Denis consistently breaks the boundaries of conventional filmmaking without resorting to pretension. BEAU TRAVAIL may just be her masterpiece, though I have a true fondness for TROUBLE EVERY DAY.
  2. Yvan
    Dec 9, 2009
    10
    A stunning, melancholy film. Easily one of the best of the decade.
  3. JohnM
    Feb 14, 2008
    10
    Beautiful. And that ending..... elusive, yet unforgettable. One of the best concluding sequences I've ever seen.
  4. MatthewD.
    Jan 22, 2004
    10
    Pure cinema. Easily the most powerful movie I've seen in years. Claire Denis' masterwork. Simply beautiful.
  5. Jean-ClaudeV.
    Dec 2, 2002
    8
    Dark, sinister, and distinctly French, this film did everything right except for the stock footage and narrative. An terrific final scene.
  6. Elliott
    Nov 15, 2002
    10
    It's like a marvelous ballet acted on the most breathtaking set you've ever seen.
  7. JoshT.
    Sep 27, 2002
    10
    A mesmerizingly lyrical and enigmatic masterpiece; the best French film of the decade.
  8. IanP.
    Apr 20, 2001
    10
    A masterwork - and most films I have seen lately would get ratings between 2-3.
Metascore
91

Universal acclaim - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. So minimalist in characterization and dialogue that the plot all but evaporates -- and so does any dramatic power.
  2. 100
    Unique and unforgettable.