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  • Summary: Winter, 1915. Confined by her family to an asylum in the South of France - where she will never sculpt again - Camille Claudel waits for a visit from her brother, Paul Claudel.
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: 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.
  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: 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.
  5. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Oct 15, 2013
    70
    Ms. Binoche’s portrayal of Camille is one of the most wrenching performances she has given.
  6. 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.
  7. 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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  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. Expand