Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
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  1. Reviewed by: Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Jul 5, 2011
    Following 2009's "Bluebeard," French filmmaker Catherine Breillat continues her unique and psychologically, erotically daring deconstruction of classic fairy tales and the female condition.
  2. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Aug 18, 2011
    At its best, The Sleeping Beauty reclaims fairy tales as a kind of oral folk REM state, chewing over anxieties about adulthood, behavior, sex, and belonging in potent symbolic form.
  3. Reviewed by: Stephanie Zacharek
    Jul 7, 2011
    Breillat manages to give us a lush, quiet spectacle with The Sleeping Beauty.

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