Innocence (2001)

Lovers in Belgium during WWII, Claire (Julia Blake) and Andreas (Charles Tingwell) are shocked to discover that, after a 45-year separation, they are neighbors in the same Melbourne neighborhood. Andreas has been a widower for 30 years,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 10, 2002
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Not only does it break ground in presenting a rarely examined age group, Innocence is a well-acted, powerful story about love.

F.X. Feeney
L.A. Weekly

Cox's own directorial style is innocent, in the sense of being original without ever straining for effect.

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Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

Genuinely frightening stuff unraveled in a very untraditional way.

Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer

I'd applaud Australian writer-director Paul Cox ... just for showing two people of about 70 who are emotionally alive, sexually connected and mentally vibrant.

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Marta Barber
Miami Herald

A human story told with taste and simplicity. Better still, it is not maudlin.

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Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer

A terrific film, understated and thoughtful, beautifully crafted and alive with respect for the power of love to change lives at any age.

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Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly

An exercise in quiet elegance and disarming earthiness.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Makes you long for an American filmmaker with the guts to put the AARP generation in roles this deep and rewarding.

Collin Souter

Paul Cox's "Innocence"...a film so beautiful and pure it just might restore your faith in ci-nee-ma!

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Todd Anthony
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

[Blake] brings such warmth and understated passion to the role that she single-handedly offsets the weepy, melodramatic acoustic guitar riffs on the soundtrack.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
paul sandberg
taking on a seldom seen topic, Innocence contains some very poignant moments while the script peals off messages on the true meaning of love. Introduced by… More