I've Loved You So Long
I've Loved You So Long (2008)

Their relationship fractured when older sister Juliette is sentenced to 15 years in prison, two siblings wage an emotional battle to rebuild their relationship, overcome the secrets that keep them apart, and finally express the thoughts… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 24, 2008
DVD Release Date: March 3, 2009
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: I've Loved You So Long is a sublimely acted family drama as well as a noteworthy directorial debut from Phillipe Claudel.

Rafer Guzman

In a few moments the British actress, playing a haunted woman named Juliette, will begin speaking French, but in these moments her face reveals more than any dialogue.

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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic

Despite its flaws, the movie pulls you in with its squarely realistic setting and subdued performances. Best of all is Thomas.

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Jon Frosch
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

Kristin Scott Thomas seems to want to move things in a ( ... )more challenging direction, but I've Loved You So Long is too polite, too bent on being emotionally accessible, to follow her.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

In a profession that routinely casts aside leading ladies when they hit 40, it's a shame a great one had to take her act to France to remind us that actors, like wines, only improve with age.

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Christopher Orr
The New Republic

[The] final twist undoes the film to some degree, [but] it cannot undo Scott Thomas's performance, one of the marvels of this, or any, cinematic year.

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

A riveting character piece which will stir the soul upon completion.

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Jonathan F. Richards

This is a thriller, though, in the sense that it is a thrill to watch Scott-Thomas give one of the finest performances of the year.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Utterly absorbing.

Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

Un relato sensible y sutil sobre la reconstrucción de un vínculo interrumpido traumáticamente. Más que atendible debut en la dirección del escritor Philippe Claudel, con estupendas actuaciones de sus protagonistas femeninas.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Perry
Kristin Scott Thomas puts this film on her back and carries it with her astounding performance as a long lost sister, returning to her family after… More
Randy Tippy
After 15 years in prison, Juliette is trying to put the pieces of her life back together. <i>Il y a Longtemps que Je T'aime</i> is less about… More
Saskia D.
A quiet drama. After 15 years in prison, Juliette Fontaine comes back into the community. She has to reconnect with her sister, the world and more important;… More
William Dunmyer
Philippe Claudel's debut film, "I've Loved You So Long," could have been great, but it's saturated with a bourgeois, PBS-type tone that… More
danny d
a powerful film with wonderful performances, a masterful screenplay, and near perfect direction by claudel. the final scene is absolutely masterful, evoking… More
Alice Shen
Kristin Scott Thomas is so utterly withdrawn and melancholic. She should've been nominated for an Oscar at least. I watched this film in segments on… More