Pour elle (Anything for Her)
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With a loving, stable marriage of many years, a devoted son named Oscar (Lancelot Roch) and a quiet life in suburban France, life feels supremely happy for French couple Julien (Vincent Lindon) and Lisa (Diane Kruger). The household is shaken to its core, then, when an unthinkable series of events befalls the family: the police suddenly turn up and inexplicably arrest Lisa for a murder of which she appears to have no knowledge. She receives a sentence of twenty years in prison, but Julien remains convinced of her innocence - and unwilling to endure the time it will take to sort through French… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Pour Elle is a smart, startling thriller; a perfect date movie for couples who like to smoke afterwards."
‑ Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail
"Get out and see this magnificent thriller before the American remake (starring Russell Crowe, planned for release later this year) steals its thunder."
‑ Dominic Corry, Flicks.co.nz
"This French thriller hurtles along with hardly a pause."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"There's nothing exceptional about any of this but it is well made, decently acted (Kruger is clearly a star in the making) and rachets up the tension with some skill."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"Heavy-handed teases do very little for the overcooked melodrama."
‑ James Christopher, Times [UK]
"Cavayé's film may not be the cleverest or most credible but it packs an effective punch."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"The idea of an ordinary guy busting his wife out of prison sounds fairly silly, but you'll still be at the edge of your seat for most of Pour Elle."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"A taut, sexy, French thriller as long as youre happy to accept the ludicrous premise."
‑ Rosamund Witcher, Heat Magazine
"Engaging in places and interesting in its influences."
‑ David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
"The fundamental silliness and improbability of everything is an insuperable problem."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Propelled by tension, this gripping prison escape thriller takes the form of a beguiling morality tale as it raises unfathomable issues between right and wrong"
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
"This romance with a twist calls to mind the classy thrillers of the 70s."
‑ Mickey McMonagle, Sunday Mail [UK]
"An efficient, highly polished potboiler that rattles along without permitting the viewer any time to ponder the implausible plot."
‑ Caroline Jowett, Daily Express
"There's much to enjoy in this admittedly generic thriller - a snappy set-up, strong central performance and a story which escalates from cosy domesticity to bullet-riddled mayhem."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Film4
"Anything For Her proves a competent candyfloss film, but with a suspicious aftertaste of Brussels sprout."
‑ Mike Brett, Little White Lies
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