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  • Summary: This intense film depicts the purely sexual relationship between a lonely man (Rylance) and a married woman (Fox).
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. 100
    A new version of the greatest psychological mystery of all: love.
  2. Reviewed by: Richard M. Porton
    90
    Chereau's film is both an observant portrait of class-bound London by a foreigner and an empathetic look at sexual passion that completely avoids cheap prurience.
  3. 80
    Although much has and will be made of the film's sexual explicitness -- and, yes, it is a bit -- this less-than-perfect but deeply felt film is finally most daring for its hard-core insistence on our need for connection.
  4. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    75
    Sometimes gets bogged down in its own wordiness.
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    70
    Powerfully acted, intensely carnal drama.
  6. Chereau's film is disjointed and abrupt and it rages when is should be deft. We're given too little too late and, despite the lessons that lie within the affair, the lines between enlightenment and nihilism blur.
  7. 50
    Authentically British or not, Intimacy is squarely in the indigenous kitchen-sink style -- a far cry from the absurdly chic, sentimental pseudo-worldliness of something like "An Affair of Love."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3

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