De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone)
De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone) (2012)

A struggling single father helps a beautiful whale trainer recover her will to live following a terrible accident that leaves her confined to a wheelchair. Lonely and destitute, Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts) leaves the north of France for his… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 19, 2013
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Surging on strong performances from Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts, Rust and Bone is as vibrant and messily unpredictable as life itself.

Eric D. Snider
Film.com

An emotionally gripping if slightly meandering drama marked by two powerful lead performances.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Rust and Bone" has heart and soul.

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Ray Pride
Newcity

Audiard visits a physicality that isn't necessarily female or male, but of the body, and toward the body, as in Cotillard's wide, lidded eyes when she watches him punching, thumping and bleeding in illegal bare-fisted takedown fights.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

The movie wanders off course in the final act, as if none of its three screenwriters could quite figure out how to end it.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

"Rust and Bone" seems to wander unexpectedly into its heart; it feels organic in its casual unfolding, like life itself.

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Laura Kern
Film Comment Magazine

It's a film for people who believe that fallen souls aren't inevitably destined to become lost ones.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

"Rust" has some lovely scenes - Alain carrying Stephanie out to the sea - but it seems to wander off in search of something it already has, and in wandering, it loses its way.

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Rafer Guzman
Newsday

You couldn't ask for a more random relationship, but "Rust and Bone" slowly, almost magically, gives it meaning, symbolism, even a kind of symmetry.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...while all the admittedly well-wrought details engage us on an intellectual level and keep us watching, the film doesn't linger in the imagination the way truly great cinema does

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Manu Gino
Healing in the midst of the brokenness of it all. Great Film!!! For quite some time into the film it seems both the film and its main characters aimlessly sit… More
c0up  
'Rust and Bone'. Marion Cotillard stole my heart. The most emotionally affecting performance of the year in this love story that ain't sunshine… More
Cynthia S.
I am not a fan of French films, usually. As a matter of fact, I didn't even know that it WAS a French film until I was an hour into it. The movie was… More
Dan Schultz
An emotional drama concerning a whale trainer (Marion Cotillard) who loses her legs after a horrific accident, and how a bouncer (Matthias Schoenaerts) she… More
Anthony Lawrie
A women whose legs are chewed off by a killer whale starts a relationship with a street fighter who treats her relatively badly but is occasionally helpful. It… More
Nate Zoebl
The French film Rust and Bone's U.S. release seemed to hinge entirely on whether star Marion Cotillard would garner a coveted Oscar nomination. When that… More