The Widow of Saint-Pierre (The Widow of St. Pierre) (La veuve de Saint-Pierre)
The Widow of Saint-Pierre (The Widow of St. Pierre) (La veuve de Saint-Pierre) (2000)

Long-established director Emir Kusturica makes his acting debut in Patrice Leconte's 19th century tale of a loyal, strong-willed woman who follows her soldier husband to a desolate French territory off the coast of Newfoundland. Madame… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 18, 2001
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Critics are impressed with The Widow of St. Pierre's intriguing story and beautiful cinematography.

Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

A work of art that immerses you in a time and place so completely that it could be a documentary.

Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

The film seems to be saying, though, that the taking of a life -- whether by murderers or by the state -- is only possible when we refuse to recognize the humanity in others. And this is a message we all need to hear.

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Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Protagonizando uma história emocionalmente complexa, Binoche, Auteuil e Kusturica conferem peso dramático aos seus personagens, apesar da direção distante de Leconte impedir que o espectador se envolva intensamente com a trama.

Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Sad and beautiful.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

Issues of life and death, love and friendship play out delicately and powerfully.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

When it comes right down to it, Leconte understands that Binoche's face tells all the story we need.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

A compelling French Canadian drama.

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Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

Few films have set up the contrast between the cruel machinery of human justice and the piercing glory of Christian mercy more starkly and profoundly.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's a tale about wishy-washy humanitarianism.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
An affirmation of the complexity of women. Here, a guard captain's wife campaigns for the life of a condemned man, knowing that her actions threaten her… More
Daisy Maduro
Neel Auguste ( Kusturica) is condemn to death for a murder on the little island of Saint-Pierre, which was, a territory of France. The guillotine( Veuve) is the… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
Such a sad and hopeless movie. People weren't very nice back in 1849! Hopefully the Widow can find a love in her life again. I was dissapointed Louis… More
Mark Abell
A dark, passionate tale of a woman who sets out to redeem a convicted murderer. She succeeds, but at what cost to herself, to the convict himself, and to the… More