Unforgivable (2012)

Francis (André Dussollier) is a successful crime writer who moves to Venice to work on his next novel. When he meets model-turned-real-estate-agent Judith (Carole Bouquet), he is instantly infatuated. Francis and Judith eventually marry and… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: June 29, 2012
DVD Release Date: December 4, 2012
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

An exquisitely crafted, brilliant, confusing, disordered, maddening, and wonderfully flawed film that tries to show life as it is lived.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

What makes the film involving is that it doesn't depend on the mechanical resolution of the plot, but on the close observation of its effects on these distinctive characters.

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Neely Swanson
Easy Reader (California)

What isn't very good is the meandering story that has so many points to make that it makes none. Luckily, there is a romantic ending, but how could there not be - it's set in Venice, after all.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

It creates the lived-in sense of being in the world of the characters.

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

[Unforgivable] sets out as an account of unusual lives, finishes as a portrait of a society -- one that lives between the conventional and the openly low.

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Chris Chang
Film Comment Magazine

Francis's fluster-as evinced by Dussollier and nurtured by Téchiné-makes for a pleasure both subtle and mildly sadistic.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

Bouquet and the waterways of Venice are the chief charms of Téchiné's movie, which is otherwise one of his less convincing efforts.

Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

It's clearly the work of a master storyteller, conveying a rich, novelistic sense of character and a poetic feeling for the passing of time.

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Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit

Techine's latest is rich in emotional intrigue

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
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In "Unforgivable," Francis(Andre Dussollier), a famed author, is looking for a quiet place in Venice to do some writing, so Judith(Carole Bouquet), a… More