Alice et Martin
Alice et Martin (2000)

In this romantic French drama, auteur Andre Techine offers an intense, intimate look inside the complex relationship between two emotionally dysfunctional people. Neither Alice (Juliette Binoche) nor Martin (Alexis Loret) seem emotionally… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 21, 2000
DVD Release Date: January 23, 2001
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Jonathan Holland

An involving love story between two emotionally damaged outsiders.

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Wally Hammond
Time Out

For all the increasing sophistication of Téchiné's technique, the emotions he deals with are basic, and all the more powerful for it.

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Michael Dequina

Binoche and newcomer Loret give committed performances, but Alice and Martin's romance is never completely convincing.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The sheer neurotic intensity of Techine's characters -- characteristically stretching both backward and forward in time, as in a Faulkner novel--holds one throughout, as does Techine's masterful direction and many of the other performances.

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Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle

Techine keeps a tight rein on his actors' dramatics.

Ken Fox
TV Guide

This staid, somber film is heartening proof that what doesn't kill us might indeed make us stronger.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Alice and Martin is not to be missed, particularly in this endless lull of summer.

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Charles Taylor

Alice et Martin has its faults, but there's some real meat here, in the performances and direction.

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Andre Téchiné extracts superb performances and finds drama in the everyday moments of human interaction.

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