La Mariée était en Noir (The Bride Wore Black)
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Truffaut suggests a nation straining to burst its carapace of moralism. The film's subject and its object converge in the same self-liberating social revolution that would shake the country the following year."
‑ Richard Brody, New Yorker
"Unfortunately, Truffaut fell into a pit of awkwardness on the project; editingwise, he's hardly in the league of Hitchcock, his sequences rushing ahead, his ironies too obvious."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"A frigid and oddly static procession of Hitchcockian shout-outs that plays like an affected sequel to the two filmmakers' celebrated interview book."
‑ Fernando F. Croce, Slant Magazine
"It's an enjoyable and entertaining film, albeit probably Truffaut's darkest and least sentimental work."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"With its summery, Mediterranean surface, Jeanne Moreau as the ultimate femme fatale heroine and a knife-twisting tale of murderous revenge and unexpected romance, "The Bride Wore Black" is well worth rediscovering."
‑ Andrew O'Hehir,
"Miss Moreau remains one of the screen's great actresses, and there is a supporting cast of unusual quality."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"The Bride Wore Black finds a dark yet entertaining balance between B-movie conventions and (Truffaut's) European film sensibilities."
‑ Simon Foster,
"It's accessible, intriguing and enjoyable."
‑ , Film4
"For all of Truffaut's digressive asides, deadpan gags, and lyrical cinephiliac touches, his slow-starting movie is overly schematic, emotionally shallow, and not so much fun."
‑ J. Hoberman, Village Voice
"Truffaut is such a poetic filmmaker that the film turns around and becomes, not at all Hitchcockian, but a gentle comedy and one of the few plausible and strange love stories in a long time."
‑ Renata Adler, New York Times
"It's an entertaining film even if it doesn't completely work."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A chilling and tragic portrait of fractured psychology and shattered lives."
‑ Wade Major, Boxoffice Magazine
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