Elle (2016)

Michèle seems indestructible. Head of a successful video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle's life forever. When she… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 11, 2016
DVD Release Date: March 14, 2017
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Elle finds director Paul Verhoeven operating at peak power -- and benefiting from a typically outstanding performance from Isabelle Huppert in the central role.

James Berardinelli

Elle's moral ambiguity and controversial content are its strengths.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Get over your subtitle phobia and check out one of the best films of the year.

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Juliana Rasul
The New Paper (Singapore)

[Isabelle] Huppert is chillingly superb.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

"Elle" never pulls any punches, and Verhoeven titillates right until the end.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Elle" is a mysterious puzzle, not mainly about whodunit plot points, but the far more titillating question of who people truly are and what they're capable of.

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M. Faust
The Public (Buffalo)

Whatever your reaction to the plot, it's undeniable that watching Huppert defy any expectation you have of her characters makes up for the piled-on nature of the plot.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

There are several ways you can watch "Elle," only one of which is mildly enjoyable.

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Miriam Bale
The New Republic

Elle is clean, deep, and uncomfortable.

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Lisa Jensen
Good Times Santa Cruz

In a part that's decidedly not warm and cuddly, in an often disturbing film, it's [Isabelle Huppert's] subtlety, craft, presence, and her ability to surprise us-along with her almost supernatural cool-that keeps the viewer riveted.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
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Verhoeven creates a highly effective and absorbing combination of thriller and character study, being particularly successful as the former and benefiting from… More
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Nate Zoebl
It's been a long time since director Paul Verhoeven (Robocop, Starship Troopers) has directed a movie, a whopping nine years since Black Book (my favorite… More
John C
Our leading mademoiselle Michelle (Huppert) lives her life like the video games her successful company creates - sexy violence with a French flair. Huppert… More
Glenn Gaylord
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Philip Price
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