Innocence

User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6

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  1. ChadS.
    Feb 2, 2002
    10
    When Claire(Julia Blake) encounters her husband in the kitchen, this septuagenarian suddenly radiates twenty-one through posture, facial expression and by walking with a spring in her step. You say to yourself, "Aaaah, now that's acting." Never has a film used flashbacks more effectively than "Innocence". Something eerie happens. You sense their twenty-something souls radiating out When Claire(Julia Blake) encounters her husband in the kitchen, this septuagenarian suddenly radiates twenty-one through posture, facial expression and by walking with a spring in her step. You say to yourself, "Aaaah, now that's acting." Never has a film used flashbacks more effectively than "Innocence". Something eerie happens. You sense their twenty-something souls radiating out of their wrinkled faces. Expand
  2. Greg
    Sep 24, 2006
    9
    This is a beautiful film for all ages. The flashing back and forth between the young lovers and themselves as seniors is done tastefully and emotionally. The husband is played passionately and understandably. It would ruin the experience to say more. Thanks to the writer/director/camera operator/actors. A wonderful film about love. I would have given it 10, but I remain unsettled about This is a beautiful film for all ages. The flashing back and forth between the young lovers and themselves as seniors is done tastefully and emotionally. The husband is played passionately and understandably. It would ruin the experience to say more. Thanks to the writer/director/camera operator/actors. A wonderful film about love. I would have given it 10, but I remain unsettled about one or two questions, which I feel should have been clearly answered and were not. Expand
  3. JivaD.
    Oct 12, 2001
    10
    I've only seen it twice. Next time I will figure out whether the man who crosses the RR tracks is indeed the director. If you don't cry toward the end (the Dance) then you ought to learn how to do so!!

Awards & Rankings

Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    100
    Films that achieve the dimension of seraphic embrace achieved by 'Innocence, as it explores a return to first love, are the rarest of the rare.
  2. 80
    Cox's own directorial style is innocent, in the sense of being original without ever straining for effect.
  3. Sometimes so intimate it's embarrassing, and the messiness at falling in love at any age is disquieting.