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  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A Burning Hot Summer failed to persuade me of any reason for its existence. show more

  • 50
    Slant Magazine

    The Louis Garrel character's mixture of self-containment and alleged possessiveness over his wife fails to convince, if not to irritate. show more

  • 38
    New York Post

    It's apt that the Rome weather in this stodgy film, contrary to the title, seems quite temperate. show more

  • 80
    Eric Hynes Time Out New York

    There are subtler, more allusive films about stormy conflicts of the heart, but A Burning Hot Summer wisely knows when and how to surgically slice directly to the bone. It's a bad romance of the highest order. show more

  • 80
    Manohla Dargis The New York Times

    In A Burning Hot Summer (a pulpy title that sounds better in the original, "Un Été Brûlant), two men fall into friendship, and while little happens, everything is at stake. show more

  • 70
    Nick Schager Village Voice

    Although Angèle's religious faith and Frédéric's belief in luck seem like strained attempts at adding heft to the material, the film nevertheless works up a potent dramatic restlessness, derived from the push-pull between an entitled, obsessive Frédéric and Bellucci's quietly chaotic Angèle. show more

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