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Lourdes Reviews

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February 20, 2010
So restrained and reliant on its carefully calibrated tableaux that one longs for the tiniest thread of melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 19, 2010
A paralyzed young woman with MS stands up and walks in Lourdes, but it'll be a real miracle if anyone manages to stay awake throughout this extravagantly dull film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 17, 2010
Hausner's schematic approach to debunking religion is predictable and unfunny.
June 6, 2019
Hausner directs with a kind of tremulous beauty, every frame, every nuance has a kind of gossamer perfection, luring the audience into a kind of spiritual experience all its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 30, 2011
Movies about miracles range from the awful to the unwatchable... that all changes with Jessica Hausner's Lourdes; it's a visually-striking, beautifully-realised, emotionally-devastating drama that both salutes and skewers the deeply-religious.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 13, 2010
One of the most observant -- and enigmatic -- movies of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 18, 2010
Visually rich, provocative and engrossing with a quietly tender, radiant performance by the reliable-as-always Sylvie Testud.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
February 16, 2010
Lourdes ultimately eschews rigorous religious inquiry to study the mechanics of envy and frustrated desire.
September 24, 2014
[Jessica Hausner's] thought experiment is an emotionally potent one.
February 15, 2010
A deliberately paced examination of Catholic mysticism with sharp sprinkles of magical realism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 21, 2010
[An] aesthetically and tonally controlled knockout.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 25, 2010
A cucumber-cool satire which views the poetry and passion of spiritual faith through a prism of rigid bureaucracy and ruthless logic.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 17, 2010
Jessica Hausner, an Austrian working here in French, wants to explore the mysteries of life, not its certainties.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 27, 2010
Always profoundly empathetic, even when at its darkest, while weighing religious passion, mortality, heartbreak, hope, desperation and devastation, all part of that both euphoric and absurd experience comprising the human condition.
May 21, 2010
The film was primarily shot on location, which gives it a heaviness, an historic weight, that dominates the movie much more than anything to do with character or plot does.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
March 25, 2010
This film is both good and powerful. It saves the God debate, still intact, for another round. It is as magically, richly ambivalent as life itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 25, 2010
At the heart of the film is Sylvie Testud, one of the most beguiling actresses in the world, and whom I would happily pay to watch do nothing more than sleep for 24 hours.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 25, 2010
A provocative and surprising pleasure that may persuade even the most hardened rationalists to reconsider what religion means as a sanctity to those who have few other choices in life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 4, 2011
The withholding of judgment persists across Lourdes, which is comic, haunting, sweet, pious, unsettling, agnostic, and wholly deadpan at various moments.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 15, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 3.75/5
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