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  • Summary: This intense film depicts the purely sexual relationship between a lonely man (Rylance) and a married woman (Fox).
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Vibrating with humanity, it's a potent portrait of love, ranging from the purely carnal to the impurely sublime.
  2. A triumph for all concerned, it is especially so for the multitalented Chereau.
  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. 70
    If Intimacy does anything well, it portrays desperation, in many different forms.
  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
    The movie holds one in its surly grip, but when it's over, few people, I think, are likely to be haunted by it. Futility may work as a mood in a short story, but in a full-scale movie it doesn't bear looking at for very long. (29 Oct 2001, p. 92)

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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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