The Page Turner (La Tourneuse de pages)
The Page Turner (La Tourneuse de pages) (2006)

Years after her once-promising career as a professional pianist is tragically sidelined, a young musician still haunted by the past receives a second chance at making things right in director Denis Dercourt's elegant tale of shattered… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 9, 2006
DVD Release Date: July 10, 2007
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Reminiscent of Hitchcock and Chabrol, The Page Turner is elegant yet suspenseful, a revenge potboiler of a high degree.

John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

This must be what a French movie-of-the-week look like, deemed art here because of the subtitles.

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Michael Hardy
Boston Globe

The stakes in this story seem too low to justify its audience's attention. If The Page Turner were a novel, it would hardly be a page turner. Why should we hold films to a lower standard?

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Cole Smithey

Style wins out over content in this delectable low-key French thriller by director Denis Dercourt...

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Jonathan F. Richards

The serving temperature of revenge has seldom been colder, nor the time of preparation longer, than for this gourmet French plat froid from writer-director Denis Dercourt.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

In retrospect it's clear that when the filmmakers had a chance to hammer something they tapped it, instead.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This clever thriller certainly knows its Chabrol and its music.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

It's a small French delicacy, tart, acerbic and cynical, that focuses on three or four characters and yet manages to bring them and their dilemmas to vivid life.

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Susan Walker
Toronto Star

[Director] Dercourt's manipulation of his characters and his imagery can be a little heavy-handed, but there's nary a wrong note in the performances of his exceedingly fine cast.

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Ryan Cracknell
Calgary Movies

With gentle plotting the intensity builds and builds until it all boils over.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Michael S
Though flawed, an effective thriller.
Daniel Parsons
A young girl, Melanie, dreams of becoming a professional musician and finds her hopes shattered in an instant when one of the judges listening to her… More
Gordon Anderson
Icily efficient thriller which makes its understated chills stand out. Clinically composed and beautifully scored.
William Goss
Although mostly mum, François shines in slow-burning revenge drama.
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "The Page Turner," Melanie(Deborah Francois) is an intern for a prestigious law firm who volunteers to be a nanny for her… More
Sunil Jawahir
An interestingly intense drama that builds some interesting characters.