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Based on 16 Reviews
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  • 70
    Jordan Mintzer The Hollywood Reporter

    Juliette Binoche’s portrayal of the ill-fated artist is a study of restraint peppered with brief outbursts of emotion -- a riveting performance in an imposing, at times off-putting micro-biopic. show more

  • 75
    Bill Stamets Chicago Sun-Times

    We get a parable of individualism and its perils for a turn-of-the-20th century woman, one proclaimed by a critic of her time “a revolt against nature: a woman genius.” show more

  • 50
    Diego Costa Slant Magazine

    Juliette Binoche's face, as we know, can tell a million stories in a simple and brief rearrangement of her facial muscles. show more

  • 25
    Farran Smith Nehme New York Post

    Juliette Binoche, as Claudel, is occasionally touching, but as soon as interest flares, the movie suffocates it via endless takes of her suffering through daily chores. show more

  • 80
    David Parkinson Empire

    As meticulous as one of Claudel's sculptures, Hors Satan director Dumont and his star do this true-life story justice with an empathetic telling. show more

  • 80
    Keith Uhlich Time Out New York

    Exploitative as this may seem in theory, it works beautifully onscreen, mostly because of Binoche’s radiantly complicated humanity. show more

  • 80
    Geoff Andrew Time Out London

    Eschewing metaphor and mysticism (save insofar as his characters adopt them), [Dumont] has for once given us a film of immense visual beauty, thematic clarity and subtle resonance. show more

  • 80
    Scott Tobias The Dissolve

    It seems like a departure, but soon turns into a Bruno Dumont film—and one of his most rigorous and powerful at that. show more

  • 91
    Eric Kohn indieWIRE

    In a incredibly contained performance that ranks among the best of her career, Juliette Binoche portrays a woman trapped by mental and physical constraints alike. show more

  • 58
    Jessica Kiang The Playlist

    The film makes distant what surely should be vital and alive. show more

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