A Few Days in September (Quelques jours en septembre)
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A Few Days in September (Quelques jours en septembre)
A spy discovers doing a favor for a friend leads her into unexpectedly dangerous circumstances in this dark comedy. It's been close a decade since French intelligence agent Irene (Juliette Binoche) has heard from her friend Elliot (Nick Nolte), an American CIA operative who left Europe and took up a new identity under mysterious circumstances. But one day out of the blue Irene gets a call from Elliot as he asks her to track down his daughter Orlando (Sara Forestier), currently living in the French countryside, and bring her to Paris so they can re-connect. Irene agrees, but she soon… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 44%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An intriguing set-up spoiled by a clever-clever script, Christophe Beaucarne's migraine-inducing cinematography and performances which are decent, but never gel."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"A spy thriller with a difference or two"
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"No film starring Juliette Binoche can be totally negligible, but this comes close."
‑ David Gritten, Daily Telegraph
"Sacrificing entertainment at the altar of arty lyricism, Amigorena's snail-paced drama is dull, misjudged and a criminal waste of a cracking premise."
‑ Billy Mowbray, Film4
"Amigorena has an eye for off-kilter camerawork and attractively shoots Paris and Venice as Binoche and the two twenty-somethings flee Turturro, but its existentialist musings and breezy road movie charm are no replacement for espionage movie brains."
‑ Rob Daniel, Sky Movies
"Intrigues by virtue of its cast and premise but -- at least for native English-speakers -- is marbled with conceptual clunkiness verging, in places, on laughable."
‑ Lisa Nesselson, Variety
"It creates no suspense and little conviction."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"Here is a film as rum and tangential as the theories themselves, a pleasingly off-kilter noir that casts Juliette Binoche as a cigarillo-smoking spymistress who lights out for Venice in the first days of September 2001."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian [UK]
"Buckling under the weight of its own hubris, the potentially scandalous premise ends up feeling like a Dan Brown knock-off."
‑ David Jenkins, Total Film
"An inventive idea is let down by a weak script."
‑ Patrick Peters, Empire Magazine
"Savvy thriller for conspiracy buffs with star performances by Binoche and Turturro."
‑ Ray Bennett, Hollywood Reporter
"Slick, fitfully effervescent, pre-9/11 thriller aims to inject some cross-cultural poetry into the world of political espionage."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"Feeling more like a few months in the cinema, this ploddy, pretentious Euro-pudding is made just about bearable thanks to its cast."
‑ , Daily Mirror [UK]
"A Few Days in September is that rarest and most peculiar of creatures: a French arthouse action thriller."
‑ David Mattin, BBC
"A lot of dumb things have been said about 9/11. This might be the dumbest yet."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
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