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Based on 24 Reviews
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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The film is bleak, not particularly compelling, and the characters are frustrating, the enemies of their own happiness. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Cool, clinical and not altogether convincing. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    When you piece it all together, it becomes mildly fascinating. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Compellingly acted and rich in visual ideas, but a bit thin in its psychological approach. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    5x2 is a little talky and the pace is slow, but, for this kind of motion picture, it's one of the best around. show more

  • 63
    New York Post

    France's François Ozon's 5 x 2, which resembles Ingmar Bergman's "Scenes from a Marriage" told in reverse, could be played for laughs, or suspense -- who killed this marriage? -- or with the rueful irony of Stephen Sondheim's backward musical "Merrily We Roll Along." show more

  • 63
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    It flirts intriguingly with the unknowable, what it shows us of the knowable isn't terribly interesting. show more

  • 63
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    In 5 x 2, the 2 are terrific; it's the 5 that needs work. show more

  • 60
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    A wickedly entertaining bit of domestic tragedy. show more

  • 50
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    Ozon's take on this marriage in particular is notable – apart from Freiss and Bruni-Tedeschi's bracing performances – for his unwillingness to let things spiral out of complete control. show more

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