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  • Summary: In this French drama, a thirty-something temp secretary wants more out of life.

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Imaginatively acted, endlessly atmospheric.
  2. 75
    The cryptic finale raises more questions than it solves. But She's One of Us is such a fine work that answers aren't necessary.
  3. Alnoy's unnerving mood piece is spare and atmospheric, even funny. The movie is accomplished, but gets hung up on arty composition.
  4. 50
    Alnoy's narrative is better suited to a trashy thriller than a vehicle for weighty political themes.
  5. 40
    For all the smart visual design, though, She's One Of Us is frustratingly clinical.
  6. Reviewed by: Melissa Anderson
    Quickly nose-dives into the ridiculous.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. TonyM.
    Feb 22, 2006
    Certainly a noble first effort by a talented director, I was somewhat confused by the plot, though I knew the the premise, and so what? This film is all (fantastic) imagry, colors, angles, agonizingly slow, (but brilliant), horizontal/vertical pans, or no movement at all. Riveting. Expand
  2. ChadShiira
    Aug 9, 2006
    This filmmaker has an eye. "She's One of Us" is gorgeously composed. There's also an odd editing rhythm that perfectly conveys how this temp passes by unnoticed as a potential ticking time-bomb. "She's One of Us" is a little different. Christine's potential for violence is not necessarily her nature, but is simply a product of her intense job dissatisfaction. Rather than leave behind a trail of bodies, Christine returns to model citizenry after her employment situation is more secure. Her evasion of the law isn't particularly exciting but it's not meant to be. Maybe it should've been. You don't particularly care if Christine goes to jail or not because her character is so inert. Expand
  3. ATanner
    Aug 10, 2008
    Eerie, a bit macabre. The pale reviews leave me head scratching. I found myself sucked in from the get go and the rather unconventional camera work lent itself very well to the eerie tone of the film. A bit sad but very interesting and on the whole very successful film Expand