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Lourdes Reviews

November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 13, 2010
One of the most observant -- and enigmatic -- movies of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 1, 2010
In a film rich with provocative questions, Hausner audaciously examines the ambivalent nature of miracles. Are they gifts from a loving God or random occurrences, bereft of any moral or meaning?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 26, 2010
Hausner manages and controls our expectations in this superbly subtle, mysterious and brilliantly composed film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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 film featuring the kind of compelling, textured female character that most serious Hollywood actresses would trade at least a decade's worth of Botox to get their claws into.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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
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
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 3, 2010
Beautifully led by birdlike Sylvie Testud as an ailing young woman in a wheelchair, every character (pilgrim and helper alike) exhibits a soul. And shaped with confident talent by the Austrian filmmaker, every serenely composed shot matters.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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 18, 2010
Lourdes starts from the unexpected position of believing miracles are possible, but it doesn't paper over the religious and practical problems they raise -- for the blessed and bereft alike.
Read More | Original Score: B
February 18, 2010
Adventurous filmgoers will be rewarded by its unusually open-ended storyline.
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
February 16, 2010
Lourdes ultimately eschews rigorous religious inquiry to study the mechanics of envy and frustrated desire.