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The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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Eduard Grau's cinematography, terrific performances all round, in particular the simmering chemistry between Schoenaerts and Williams, should ensure Suite Française's success as well as adding to Némirovsky's fan base.
It's not that Suite Française is boring, just predictable, a serviceable slice of wartime Nîmes-by-numbers, made interesting mostly because the director, Saul Dibb, has allowed Scott Thomas to unload her most formidable weapon: sourness.
Concentrated, very focused, with a great recreation of the time period and Kristin Scott Thomas unleashing her talent with overpowering precision, the movie is a good proposal amidst the current wave of WWII revisionism. [Full Review in Spanish]
A sturdy enough but ultimately overpolite entry into the classic wartime women's melodrama, in which war's impact on the lonely heart is nearly as devastating as the havoc wreaked on limb and landscape.