Pour elle (Anything for Her)
Pour elle (Anything for Her) (2008)

With a loving, stable marriage of many years, a devoted son named Oscar (Lancelot Roch) and a quiet life in suburban France, life feels supremely happy for French couple Julien (Vincent Lindon) and Lisa (Diane Kruger). The household is… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 3, 2008
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This taut and snappy French prison break thriller may be suspiciously implausible, but is held together by two fine central performances.

Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

Pour Elle is a smart, startling thriller; a perfect date movie for couples who like to smoke afterwards.

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Dominic Corry

Get out and see this magnificent thriller before the American remake (starring Russell Crowe, planned for release later this year) steals its thunder.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)

This French thriller hurtles along with hardly a pause.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

Cavayé's film may not be the cleverest or most credible but it packs an effective punch.

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Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

The idea of an ordinary guy busting his wife out of prison sounds fairly silly, but you'll still be at the edge of your seat for most of Pour Elle.

Rosamund Witcher
Heat Magazine

A taut, sexy, French thriller as long as youre happy to accept the ludicrous premise.

Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

Propelled by tension, this gripping prison escape thriller takes the form of a beguiling morality tale as it raises unfathomable issues between right and wrong

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Mickey McMonagle
The Mail on Sunday (UK)

This romance with a twist calls to mind the classy thrillers of the 70s.

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Caroline Jowett
Daily Express (UK)

An efficient, highly polished potboiler that rattles along without permitting the viewer any time to ponder the implausible plot.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
A tense and well-directed French thriller with great performances by Lindon and Kruger in a plot that is pretty conventional but efficient as long as you are… More
Brian De Guelle
A decent and well though out thriller with some great acting for the two leads.You can touch base here with the husband who is trying to coup with he's… More
Fernando Rafael Quintero Castañeda
Pour Elle is a well-constructed French thriller that's, at the same time, a pleasing, exciting actioner and a harrowing drama. Excellent cinematography by… More
Gordon Anderson
Taut thriller with quality leads if somewhat implausible ending.
familiar stranger
I can't help wondering why Hollywood chose to remake this average thriller. Maybe running out of concepts? However, others might find this movie… More
Walter M.
While driving around Paris with a bloodied body in his back seat, Julien(Vincent Lindon), a university professor, thinks back on happier times like him and his… More

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