Madame Bovary
Madame Bovary (1991)

Literary critics long regarded Gustave Flaubert's iconic French novel Madame Bovary as unfilmable (despite several attempts by Vincente Minnelli and others to bring it to the screen), but Nouvelle Vague architect Claude Chabrol set out… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 5, 2002
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Chabrol's ostensibly placid version of Madame Bovary invests Flaubert's portrait of stifled womanhood with unmistakable flintiness. It chafes against the beautiful images with perfect irony.

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

The beautiful Isabelle Huppert never quite catches the Flaubert vibe.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Treating this 19th century novel with tender loving care and just the right emphasis, director Claude Chabrol has made it speak to our times.

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Anthony Lawrie
Claude Chabrol's version of Madame Bovary is brilliant and it's purely down to his excellent direction and Isabelle Huppert in one of her best… More