Amour (2012)

Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack. The couple's bond of love is severely tested. -- (C)… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 19, 2012
DVD Release Date: August 20, 2013
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With towering performances and an unflinching script from Michael Haneke, Amour represents an honest, heartwrenching depiction of deep love and responsibility.

Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

This is realism that enlarges our conception of the term.

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James Berardinelli

Many viewers will find echoes of their grandparents, parents, or even themselves in these characters.

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Lynden Barber

Even for Haneke this is astringent stuff, light on visual flourish or narrative surprise, but driving it all are magnificent performances that cut right to the quick. The film's unblinking honesty has quiet integrity and power.

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David Thomson
The New Republic

Now at the end of the year comes a masterpiece, not just the best of the year, but one of the best ever: Michael Haneke's Amour.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

A movie that is utterly worthy of its all-encompassing title.

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Renuka Vyavahare
The Times of India

This movie has some heartbreaking moments and is moving, but on the lighter side, it is also somehow reassuring that we are never alone. Amour treats the subject of love in a manner that has seldom before been visited on screen.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

Trintignant perfectly captures the resolve that eventually borders on obsession, as the woman he loves gradually, maddeningly, disappears before his eyes, and he does whatever he can to prevent it, though he knows it's impossible.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

The resulting interplay of ruthless restraint and unavoidable passion, plus the film's refusal to shrink from depicting the inevitable horrors of physical deterioration, is devastating.

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Christoph Huber
Cinema Scope

... what distinguishes this carefully calculated Haneke ordeal from its previous incarnations is mostly the personal aspect: everyone is reminded of a death in his or her family.

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Carlos Magalhães
It is always impressive to see how Haneke can be so subtle and forceful as with this magnificent and devastating oeuvre about aging, devotion, love and death -… More
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Cynthia S.
Good lord....the pace of this movie was excruciating!! I get that it was emotional, moving, and the entire idea very heartfelt. HOWEVER, it was sooooo long, and… More
Nate Zoebl
No other foreign film in 2012 racked up as many awards as Amour, a.k.a. Love, by Austrian writer/director Michael Haneke. It's a love story but it shows… More
Dan Schultz
An intimate, delicate portrayal of an older couple and how the wife (Emmanuelle Riva) begins to fail in health, and how her husband (Jean-Louis Trinitgnant)… More
Greg S
An elderly man takes care of his wife as she suffers mutliple strokes, becomes an invalid, and slowly dies. Starts slow and turns excruciatingly emotional;… More