Suzanne
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Every emotion is bang-on; every scene unfolds grippingly and naturally; and by the end, these characters feel like people you know."
‑ Cath Clarke, Time Out
"There is beauty, simplicity and mystery in Katell Quillévéré's film Suzanne, about a truck-driver's daughter in France who gets into trouble."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"What remains within the trim and speedy 94-minute time frame is often riveting. It's like watching a car wreck in slow motion."
‑ Kent Turner, Film-Forward.com
"A visually arresting and emotionally engaging coming-of-age drama with an intelligently written script and compelling performances at its heart."
‑ Jennifer Tate, ViewLondon
"The film starts of a bit choppy as the transitions between the years are sudden and confusing. This settles down as the story begins to flow and Suzanne's life altering mistakes take hold."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
""Too little information!" we protest at first. But we are beguiled into the story as if into a jigsaw puzzle."
‑ Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
"By skittering too quickly through its protagonist's life, Katell Quillevere's film fails to deliver the intimacy that its title seems to promise."
‑ Hannah McGill, The List
"The second feature from 33-year-old Katell Quillévéré, it's the sort of woozily shot, remorselessly emotional, acutely observed socio-realist soap that both confounds and confirms chick-flick prejudice."
‑ Catherine Shoard, Guardian
"This intelligent, insightful gem presents a series of snapshots of a disintegrating family, blending acute social vision with heartbreaking intimacy, cementing Quillévéré's reputation as one of France's most remarkable young film-makers."
‑ Mark Kermode, Observer [UK]
"It's a stunningly confident piece of filmmaking, which holds on to vital clues about how much time has elapsed, and what's happened, then springs them on us."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"Quillévéré's elliptical plot isn't always spot-on, skipping years to a near maddening degree. But treading a fine line between poetry and realism, it's still heartfelt and harrowing."
‑ James Mottram, Total Film
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