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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    There have been many adultery movies over the years, but Leaving has some aspects that make it different and interesting. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Kristin Scott Thomas is the best though not the only reason to see Leaving. show more

  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    The class issues make them pariahs, the love scenes belong on Cinemax After Dark, and the emotions writer-director Catherine Corsini believes are so adult are clichéd. Still, Scott Thomas is beguiling as usual, the one expected thing that's welcome here show more

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Scott Thomas is an accomplished actress who can do passion as well as she can do light comedy. But she never quite convinces as a woman prepared to endure every humiliation to pursue her dream of a new life. show more

  • 75
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    Leaving is a bit too dry and controlled, as well as too relentlessly bleak, to be a satisfying melodrama. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    The plot isn't a new one (remember Lady Chatterley?), but Corsini gives it a few twists and turns that keep matters fresh and suspenseful. show more

  • 75
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    In the infidelity drama Leaving, British reserve gets overtaken by French passion, and the subsequent events have the horrific momentum of a slow-motion car crash. show more

  • 75
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    Kristin Scott Thomas breathes new life into a woman who was invented by Flaubert and copied by Francoise Sagan. show more

  • 50
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    The only reason to see Leaving - and it's not a bad reason at all - is for the sight of Kristin Scott Thomas in a rare happy mood. show more

  • 60
    Empire

    A vital, if slight, study of selfishness and fractured relationships, Leaving is illuminated by the odd, off-balancing twist. show more

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