Amour
Amour (2012)

Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack. The couple's bond of love is severely tested. -- (C)… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 20, 2013
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With towering performances and an unflinching script from Michael Haneke, Amour represents an honest, heartwrenching depiction of deep love and responsibility.

Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

This is realism that enlarges our conception of the term.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

Many viewers will find echoes of their grandparents, parents, or even themselves in these characters.

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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar

Amour is a brutally difficult viewing experience, but it's in no way a film you'll desire -- or be able -- to forget.

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David Thomson
The New Republic

Now at the end of the year comes a masterpiece, not just the best of the year, but one of the best ever: Michael Haneke's Amour.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

A movie that is utterly worthy of its all-encompassing title.

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Richard Knight
Windy City Times

The performances of Riva and Trintignant are revelatory.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

Trintignant perfectly captures the resolve that eventually borders on obsession, as the woman he loves gradually, maddeningly, disappears before his eyes, and he does whatever he can to prevent it, though he knows it's impossible.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

The resulting interplay of ruthless restraint and unavoidable passion, plus the film's refusal to shrink from depicting the inevitable horrors of physical deterioration, is devastating.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

We wake from the best movies as witnesses; we feel the truth of what we have seen and heard, and though we know it's only a movie - just as we know in lucid dreams that we're actually asleep - we cannot help but feel changed by what we have seen.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Good lord....the pace of this movie was excruciating!! I get that it was emotional, moving, and the entire idea very heartfelt. HOWEVER, it was sooooo long, and… More
Nate Zoebl
No other foreign film in 2012 racked up as many awards as Amour, a.k.a. Love, by Austrian writer/director Michael Haneke. It's a love story but it shows… More
Dan Schultz
An intimate, delicate portrayal of an older couple and how the wife (Emmanuelle Riva) begins to fail in health, and how her husband (Jean-Louis Trinitgnant)… More
Greg S
An elderly man takes care of his wife as she suffers mutliple strokes, becomes an invalid, and slowly dies. Starts slow and turns excruciatingly emotional;… More
Directors Cat
[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] Watching Amour, is a lot like studying graphic images brought back from a war.… More
Mark Walker
Danish director Bille August was the only director to win back-to-back Palme d'Or awards at the Cannes Film Festival (in 1988 & 1992) with his… More