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35 Shots of Rum (35 rhums)

Not Rated In Theaters 09/16/2009 , 100min.
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September 19, 2009
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Claire Denis' latest may appear whisper-thin on the surface, yet it's marvelously profound, illuminating the love between a father and daughter but also highlighting the difficulty of relinquishing what most people spend a lifetime putting into place. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
In its modest scope and mellow tone, 35 Shots of Rum resembles Olivier Assayas's "Summer Hours," another recent film by a French director who has sometimes trafficked in provocation and extremity. Both movies embed extraordinary thematic richness within a simple, almost anecdotal narrative framework, and both achieve a rare eloquence about the state of the world by means of tact and reticence. Full Review
Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
Hushed minimalism is a rare and appealing quality in the cinema these days, but so little happens in 35 Shots of Rum that I'm hard-pressed to describe the plot. It doesn't exactly have one. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
The French actor Alex Descas is mesmerizing in 35 Shots of Rum, where he plays a metro conductor. Full Review
Deborah Young
The Hollywood Reporter
Claire Denis, not always an easy director, is in top form here directing an almost all-black cast with grace and delicacy. For the happy few, this is French art house cinema at its unpretentious best. Full Review

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