Fear and Trembling (Stupeur et tremblements)
Fear and Trembling (Stupeur et tremblements) (2004)

French director Alain Corneau delves into the painfully irrational world of office politics, which are further complicated by a severe case of culture clash in his 2003 comedy, Stupeur et Tremblements (Fear and Trembling). Based on the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 19, 2004
DVD Release Date: September 6, 2005
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This tale of culture clash is by turns downbeat and hilarious.

G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

The best office comedy since Office Space.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

The film is more ambiguous about its characters' desire than it needs to be.

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Kam Williams
Sly Fox

A clean S&M flick which only devotees of mental cruelty are likely to find satisfying. Office Space, Japanese Style!

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

One of the screen's most cuttingly funny looks at office life.

Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

The delicacy of the film comes from the fine performances, particularly Kaori Tsuji as Fubuki.

Don Willmott

a bravura performance in a memorable film.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

... subtly sexual and erotic, despite the fact that every scene takes place in the office and there is not a single overt sexual act or word or gesture or reference.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Astutely directed by Alain Corneau.

Janos Gereben

A mindboggling view into the heart of Japan

Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Luke Baldock
A funny if unoriginal look at cultural divides. Sometimes the morals are hammered home too blatantly but overall a warm feeling of genuine likeability eminates… More