5x2 (2004)

The rise and fall of one couple's marriage goes under the microscope in this drama from French filmmaker François Ozon. Gilles (Stephane Freis) and Marion (Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi) have filed for divorce following several years of… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 10, 2004
DVD Release Date: October 25, 2005
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Five scenes from a marriage, deftly and poignantly presented.

Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A cool, sometimes chilly dissection of one couple's relationship.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Ozon, as he's shown in his many recent films (particularly Under the Sand), knows a thing or two about love and loss; 5x2 achingly demonstrates both.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

The acting of both leads is good, at times more than that, but you feel that you've already seen every scene they're in, in countless other movies.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Gilles and Marion may be more than the sum of their regrets, but because their creator hasn't done the math, they remain touching stick figures.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Unwinds with absolute clarity and sure style, and Freiss and Bruni-Tedeschi make an interesting couple, if not a truly memorable one.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It ends where the story begins at an Italian seaside resort as the couple happily swim off together into the sunset at their first encounter.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

Stripping away the extraneous details that etch great screen characters in our minds forever, Mr. Ozon pinpoints key moments in the life of a pair of married Parisians that leave the viewer paralyzed with boredom and confusion.

Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Neither Marion, with her melancholy stares, nor Gilles, with his detachment and his cigarettes, appears more than a character sketch.

Emanuel Levy

Deconstructing the breakup of a romance in reverse chronological order is no longer original; Pinter has done it in "Betrayal."

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Gordon Anderson
Moving study of a relationship in reverse which highlights the inherent fragility of emotional bonds
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"5 X 2" starts out with Marion(Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi) and Gilles(Stephane Freiss) formalizing their divorce to each other.… More
Dean McKenna
Average French drama-little romance movie at the present backward to the past story of a couple - Marion and Gilles.
Lesley N
Reverse chronology is the perfect vehice for showing a relationship, by taking us backwards from divorce papers via childbirth though to wedding and then that… More
Mark Abell
A difficult film made more so by these completely self-absorbed, unlikeable characters. When first we see Marion (Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi) and Gilles (Stephane… More
Emily B.
My new favourite Ozon film. The story told in reverse is very effective and not gimmicky. There are some very beautiful and touching scenes, such as the ending… More