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Words And Pictures
A witty romantic drama, WORDS & PICTURES stars the engaging duo of Juliette Binoche and Clive Owen working together on-screen for the first time. Prep school English teacher Jack Marcus (OWEN) laments his students' obsession with social media and good grades rather than engaging with the power of the written word. A one-time literary star, Jack has not published in years filling his spare time with drink versus the art of language. He meets his match in Dina Delsanto (BINOCHE) - an abstract painter and new teacher on campus, who was once celebrated for her art. From the start, the two… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 42%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Barely qualifies as a motion picture."
‑ John Semley, Globe and Mail
"Words and Pictures stars Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche - a matchup that makes you want to like Fred Schepisi's film, even when it becomes impossible to do so."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"It is a joy to see a film that tackles the topic of art and its value in the world, and all the better that actors of Owen's and Binoche's caliber can lead it."
‑ Dustin Putman, DustinPutman.com
"In the end none of its gels, leaving fragments of a good movie that with a little more focus, and a little more polish, could have reached its potential."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"Veteran Aussie director Fred Schepisi slams together a gruff Clive Owen with a frail Juliette Binoche for a romantic comedy that dares to have brains as well as heart."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"A romantic comedy about a match neither written nor pictured in heaven."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"One of those films that you want to like rather more than you actually do."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"The opposites-attract business exchanged by Jack and Dina is so efficiently scheduled throughout the script, you could almost imagine these moments were timetabled by software."
‑ Leigh Paatsch, Herald Sun (Australia)
"Crowd-pleasing middle-brow romantic comedy about life in an elite New England prep school"
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"It's old-fashioned, but no less stirring for that - especially as Schepisi has spent a lifetime practising what he preaches."
‑ Jake Wilson, Sydney Morning Herald
"The actors are decidedly mismatched -- not to each other, but to the material."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"No, it's not fair that "Words and Pictures" isn't the movie we'd like it to be. But if it were better at being the movie it wanted to be, that wouldn't be an issue."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"The performances are first-rate."
‑ Eddie Cockrell, The Australian
"Words & Pictures aims high but falls into too many of the clichés that we've grown to expect from this genre."
‑ Matthew Toomey, ABC Radio Brisbane
"A tiresome slog."
‑ Blake Howard, 2UE That Movie Show
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