Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Oct 7, 2013
    91
    In a incredibly contained performance that ranks among the best of her career, Juliette Binoche portrays a woman trapped by mental and physical constraints alike.
  2. Reviewed by: Geoff Andrew
    Jun 17, 2014
    80
    Eschewing metaphor and mysticism (save insofar as his characters adopt them), [Dumont] has for once given us a film of immense visual beauty, thematic clarity and subtle resonance.
  3. Reviewed by: David Parkinson
    Jun 16, 2014
    80
    As meticulous as one of Claudel's sculptures, Hors Satan director Dumont and his star do this true-life story justice with an empathetic telling.
  4. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    Dec 12, 2013
    80
    In Binoche's masterfully contained performance, Camille's clouded eyes sometimes brighten. If we didn't know how her story will unfold, that spark might have been comforting.
  5. Reviewed by: Keith Uhlich
    Oct 15, 2013
    80
    Exploitative as this may seem in theory, it works beautifully onscreen, mostly because of Binoche’s radiantly complicated humanity.
  6. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Oct 15, 2013
    80
    It seems like a departure, but soon turns into a Bruno Dumont film—and one of his most rigorous and powerful at that.
  7. Reviewed by: Guy Lodge
    Oct 7, 2013
    80
    A measured, moving account of a brief period in the later life of the troubled sculptress, could hardly be the work of anyone else, with its sparseness of technique and persistent spiritual curiosity.
  8. Reviewed by: Bill Stamets
    Feb 13, 2014
    75
    We get a parable of individualism and its perils for a turn-of-the-20th century woman, one proclaimed by a critic of her time “a revolt against nature: a woman genius.”
  9. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Oct 15, 2013
    70
    Ms. Binoche’s portrayal of Camille is one of the most wrenching performances she has given.
  10. Reviewed by: Michael Atkinson
    Oct 15, 2013
    70
    One of the year's thorniest releases.
  11. Reviewed by: Jordan Mintzer
    Oct 7, 2013
    70
    Juliette Binoche’s portrayal of the ill-fated artist is a study of restraint peppered with brief outbursts of emotion -- a riveting performance in an imposing, at times off-putting micro-biopic.
  12. Reviewed by: Jessica Kiang
    Oct 7, 2013
    58
    The film makes distant what surely should be vital and alive.
  13. Reviewed by: Ann Hornaday
    Nov 21, 2013
    50
    Despite its austere beauty, elegant triptych-like structure and faultlessly disciplined performances, Camille Claudel 1915 still raises more questions than it answers.
  14. Reviewed by: Diego Costa
    Oct 15, 2013
    50
    Juliette Binoche's face, as we know, can tell a million stories in a simple and brief rearrangement of her facial muscles.
  15. Reviewed by: Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
    Oct 16, 2013
    42
    Whatever nuance the movie has, it owes to Binoche’s performance; despite the material and visual context, she’s able to convey a sense of contradiction and inner life.
  16. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Oct 17, 2013
    25
    Juliette Binoche, as Claudel, is occasionally touching, but as soon as interest flares, the movie suffocates it via endless takes of her suffering through daily chores.
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  1. Jun 15, 2014
    8
    Bruno Dumont's latest film, CAMILLE CLAUDEL 1915, has none of his usual shock value but with total astute subtlety, Dumont creates a breathtaking and quite frightening world where one loses all control over one's life. Juliette Binoche is once again astounding playing a woman trapped in her own mind but perhaps most terrifying, isolated and restrained in an asylum by a world that simply will not understand her. The Claudel of this film is restrained and a true victim of the world around her. Dependent on others for her freedom and sanity, CAMILLE CLAUDEL 1915, depicts a person becoming more insane by the hands of others. It is a film that shakes you to the core in loneliness and oblivion. Full Review »