Intimate Strangers
Intimate Strangers (2003)

A disturbed-looking woman named Anna enters a Paris apartment building where white-collar professionals conduct business from their homes. The concierge--whose chronic involvement in a dopey soap opera is a wink to the melodrama at work in… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 2003
DVD Release Date: December 28, 2004
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Intimate Strangers is Hitchcockian noir with a Gallic twist: Rather than simply imitating the genre's form, director/screenwriter Patrice Leconte delves into the underlying psychological drama.

Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

A mysterious love story takes chances and mostly succeeds.

Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

What's at stake in Intimate Strangers is something quite small: The relationship between two lonely people. We care because Leconte helps us to understand their isolation, and we end up sharing their thirst for human contact.

Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

pleasant, compelling, worth a look

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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

Those who know if they like the world of Leconte -- like those who know they like the world of Eric Rohmer or Jacques Rivette -- will look forward to seeing this film the way they might look forward to a fine meal prepared by a great chef.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Focusing on the expressive repression on his actors' faces, and keeping his camera so close to his subjects that you share their sense of wilful withdrawal from everything around them, Leconte keeps you riveted to the screen.

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Agnieszka Tennant
Christianity Today

Director Patrice Leconte subtly infuses the movie with humor and psychological depth.

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

An Adults Only movie in the best sense of the term.

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Marta Barber
Miami Herald

It's a film that teases us with the realm of possibilities and a few really funny scenes.

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Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

[Leconte is] among the best today at turning out films in the classic French mode.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
erika bruhns
not my type of film .
Mark Abell
Literally, "Too Intimate Confidences", this is a quiet tale of mistaken identity that becomes a deep and lasting friendship. Sandrine Bonnaire is… More
Janice :d
Really NOT what I was originally expecting. This felt like 1h43mins of a tedious soap opera. Yes, it was highly melodramatic, and failed at being anywhere near… More