35 Rhums (35 Shots of Rum)
35 Rhums (35 Shots of Rum) (2008)

Time and romantic attraction threaten to sour a family relationship in this drama from writer and director Claire Denis. Lionel (Alex Descas) is a middle-aged widower who makes his living driving a train and shares an apartment with his… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 20, 2010
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97%
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64%


Critic Score: 97% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This slow-moving French family drama is rich, complex, subtle and emotionally eloquent.

Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Claire Denis, an acclaimed French director, makes films that defy the rules of Hollywood.

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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

Celebrated French filmmaker Claire Denis is a master of atmosphere and immersion.

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Dave Kehr
Film Comment Magazine

A sort of ballet of emotions, executed with weightless grace and poise.

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Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader

It's a beautiful picture but very quietly so, and definitely not for the ADHD set.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

I've seen films where superheroes shift alliances, and I only yawned. What matters is not the scope of a story, it's the depth.

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Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Those acquainted only with Claire Denis' more frenetic work will be surprised, and moved, by her contemplative '35 Shots of Rum/35 Rhums.'

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

Modest in scope but very sure, Rum goes down smoothly indeed.

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Washington Post

Don't miss this one.

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Ian Buckwalter
DCist

Denis sees human interactions with an uncommon clarity of vision. Her great talent, as evident as ever in this, one of her greatest films, is her ability to allow an audience to see those relationships in the same quietly revelatory way she does.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
while it's lovely, it's the least impressive denis film i've seen yet
Lesley N
It's quite pleasant once in a while to see a French modern day drama where the main characters don't jabber on endlessly about their thoughts and… More
Gordon A
Daughter loves father dearly , repeat to close. Now I'm no slouch with plots but I struggled to work out who was who in the supporting cast and how they… More
Tom S.
Some really attractive people go nowhere and do nothing.
Walter M.
What "35 Shots of Rum" lacks in story, it more than makes up for with a melancholic atmosphere full of lonely people, especially Lionel(Alex Descas)… More

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