Intimacy (2001)

She comes to his bed-sit every Wednesday afternoon. They don't speak. They don't even know each other's name. But something passes between them as their bodies converge and passion ignites in the dim, carpeted silence of his… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Adult
Release Date: January 19, 2001
DVD Release Date: January 6, 2004
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Critic Score: 66% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Acted out with both physical and psychological nakedness by its two leads, Intimacy is an unflinchingly honest look at alienation.

Richard Porton
Chicago Reader

Intimacy benefits from cinematographer Eric Gautier's brilliant use of a handheld camera and imaginative wide-screen compositions. The threat of bathos is also kept at bay by the assured performances.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Its somber ruminations on passion and desire, marriage and aloneness, resonate with unmistakable force.

Emanuel Levy

Chereau's first English-speaking feature, based on Hanif Kureishi's stories, is a bold, full-frontal (literally) exploration of the mysteries of male and female sexual desire. As such, the audacious film will divide film critics and get NC-17 rating

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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

There is an interesting story here, but the movie circles it at a distance.

Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

It does get at the messy totalitarianism of uninvited emotions, and in that sense, it's haunting.

Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Pulsates with desperate, miserable passion.

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Marta Barber
Miami Herald

A film with a few floundering moments that becomes a powerful description of what it means to be intimate.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Chereau ... creates a wonderful minor-chord symphony.

Ron Wells
Film Threat

It's ironic that a film exploring the mysteries of how people succeed and fail to connect with each other then fails to really connect with its audience.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Dark, but good. I had read the book which shares the name, but it seems they have mixed a few stories together as I am sure that one was just about a rat… More
Mark Abell
A somewhat difficult film to watch, as relationships and motivations were not always apparent. The sex was desperate and almost brutal and belied the title, as… More
Randy Tippy
Lust leads to intimacy. Intimacy leads to love. Love leads to turmoil. The sex scenes may be explicit and controversial but there is a lot more to this film… More
Brian R
"Intimacy" is a pretty depressing picture. A guy named Jay is having an affair (well more like a Last Tango In Paris affair) with this mature woman… More
Dean McKenna
This is a surprisingly compelling film. Surprising, because a viewer may expect only to be titillated, or perhaps to be bored. Kerry Fox is alert and… More
Dimitris Springer
My ridiculous form a one-night stand course of actions,break the norms by activating emotions and ultimately,reverse my fortune's… More