Strayed Image
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70

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Once in a great while a film seems right in every detail. Andre Techine's Strayed ("Les Egares") is such a film.
  2. What makes this film special, as in his other films, is the getting there. Téchiné is the master of subtle shifts in mood, an acute delineator of psychological interplay, and therefore demands the utmost of his actors.
  3. It begins with a montage of devastating black-and-white news clips interwoven with flashes of the flight of a terrified young widow and her two children. After that, the movie softens somewhat, but it never succumbs to sentimentality.
  4. Béart, too beautiful for words, brings a complex swirl of emotions, elegantly restrained and marked with pain, to this finely wrought work.
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    70
    Long expert at unforgettable characterizations, Techine turns his talents toward creating an evocative sense of time and mood.
  6. Téchiné has a reputation in France as an especially empathic director of women--Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche among them--and he has understood this Odile very well.
  7. A picture-book French film that's pretty and trite, rather than edgy and moving.

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