Intimate Strangers


Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28

Critic Reviews

  1. This held me, but I was grateful when it released me.
  2. This has all the ingredients for a top-notch thriller except one - a thrill.
  3. 50
    To borrow a phrase from Pauline Kael, Intimate Strangers suggests bits of Alfred Hitchcock and bits of Woody Allen. But the wrong bits.
  4. The film does get claustrophobic. It never quite achieves the balance between a two-character study and a larger world, as did "The Man on the Train." The film also could do with a bit more humor, most of which is supplied by the sagacious shrink.
  5. 50
    All that menace is simply decorative, and it's disappointing that Laconte never properly addresses the intriguing sexual undertones (like voyeurism, exhibitionism and sexual obsession) he uses to darken the film's palette.
  6. Reviewed by: David Ng
    A bland chamber drama for those who like their French cinema tame, talky, and just a little titillating.

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