Innocence (2001)

Lovers in Belgium during WWII, Claire (Julia Blake) and Andreas (Charles Tingwell) are shocked to discover that, after a 45-year separation, they are neighbors in the same Melbourne neighborhood. Andreas has been a widower for 30 years,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 17, 2001
DVD Release Date: December 10, 2002
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Not only does it break ground in presenting a rarely examined age group, Innocence is a well-acted, powerful story about love.

F.X. Feeney
L.A. Weekly

Cox's own directorial style is innocent, in the sense of being original without ever straining for effect.

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Innocence is remarkable in several big ways that make it possible to overlook the nagging little ways in which it doesn't succeed.

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Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

Genuinely frightening stuff unraveled in a very untraditional way.

Marta Barber
Miami Herald

A human story told with taste and simplicity. Better still, it is not maudlin.

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Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle

It's about grown-ups and for grown-ups.

Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer

A terrific film, understated and thoughtful, beautifully crafted and alive with respect for the power of love to change lives at any age.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Makes you long for an American filmmaker with the guts to put the AARP generation in roles this deep and rewarding.

Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News

Because the script has them lovey-dovey from beginning to bittersweet end, their story is fatally lacking in dramatic conflict.

Collin Souter

Paul Cox's "Innocence"...a film so beautiful and pure it just might restore your faith in ci-nee-ma!

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
paul sandberg
taking on a seldom seen topic, Innocence contains some very poignant moments while the script peals off messages on the true meaning of love. Introduced by… More