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Based on 20 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The film's impact has a lot to do with Fabio Vacchi's original score, which is both plaintive and coldly modernist, with echoes of Charles Ives. show more

  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Chereau keeps us locked inside their suffocatingly unhappy home, making for an intensely theatrical chamber piece. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Gabrielle inspires mixed feelings; it is dialogue heavy but a treat for the eye. show more

  • 100
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    If all this potent drama recalls Bergman, the beautifully articulated staging and setting suggest that master of operatic social-sexual drama, Luchino Visconti ("The Leopard"). show more

  • 88
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Patrice Chereau's portrait of a marriage en crise is an excoriating look at the deep unhappiness that can fester within the most respectable-seeming of households. show more

  • 63
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    The catch in Gabrielle is that the audience pays as well. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A chilly, pretentious and talky drama. show more

  • 80
    Rick Kisonak Film Threat

    The film is a wonder and a joy to watch on any number of levels. show more

  • 60
    David Parkinson Empire

    This looks and sounds superb. Isabelle Huppert and Pascal Gregory are splendid. But the over-archingly smug sophistication of the enterprise robs it of some much-needed human interest. show more

  • 83
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    Greggory anchors Gabrielle in manly bewilderment and rage, while Huppert claws the title character's way to self-awareness. show more

  • April 23, 2010 drarthurwells
    Report This User

    Powerful human love drama with superb acting.

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