The Page Turner (La Tourneuse de pages)
The Page Turner (La Tourneuse de pages) (2006)

Years after her once-promising career as a professional pianist is tragically sidelined, a young musician still haunted by the past receives a second chance at making things right in director Denis Dercourt's elegant tale of shattered… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 10, 2007
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Reminiscent of Hitchcock and Chabrol, The Page Turner is elegant yet suspenseful, a revenge potboiler of a high degree.

John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

This must be what a French movie-of-the-week look like, deemed art here because of the subtitles.

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Michael Hardy
Boston Globe

The stakes in this story seem too low to justify its audience's attention. If The Page Turner were a novel, it would hardly be a page turner. Why should we hold films to a lower standard?

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Style wins out over content in this delectable low-key French thriller by director Denis Dercourt...

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Jonathan F. Richards
Film.com

The serving temperature of revenge has seldom been colder, nor the time of preparation longer, than for this gourmet French plat froid from writer-director Denis Dercourt.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

In retrospect it's clear that when the filmmakers had a chance to hammer something they tapped it, instead.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This clever thriller certainly knows its Chabrol and its music.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

It's a small French delicacy, tart, acerbic and cynical, that focuses on three or four characters and yet manages to bring them and their dilemmas to vivid life.

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Susan Walker
Toronto Star

[Director] Dercourt's manipulation of his characters and his imagery can be a little heavy-handed, but there's nary a wrong note in the performances of his exceedingly fine cast.

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Ryan Cracknell
Calgary Movies

With gentle plotting the intensity builds and builds until it all boils over.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Michael S
Though flawed, an effective thriller.
Daniel Parsons
A young girl, Melanie, dreams of becoming a professional musician and finds her hopes shattered in an instant when one of the judges listening to her… More
Gordon A
Icily efficient thriller which makes its understated chills stand out. Clinically composed and beautifully scored.
William Goss
Although mostly mum, François shines in slow-burning revenge drama.
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "The Page Turner," Melanie(Deborah Francois) is an intern for a prestigious law firm who volunteers to be a nanny for her… More
Sunil Jawahir
An interestingly intense drama that builds some interesting characters.