Words And Pictures
Words And Pictures (2014)

A witty romantic drama, WORDS & PICTURES stars the engaging duo of Juliette Binoche and Clive Owen working together on-screen for the first time. Prep school English teacher Jack Marcus (OWEN) laments his students' obsession with social… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: May 23, 2014
DVD Release Date: September 9, 2014
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Critic Score: 42% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While both talented performers in their own right, Juliette Binoche and Clive Owen are decidedly mismatched in Words and Pictures, and they aren't done many favors by the movie's awkwardly constructed screenplay.

John Semley
Globe and Mail

Barely qualifies as a motion picture.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Words and Pictures stars Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche - a matchup that makes you want to like Fred Schepisi's film, even when it becomes impossible to do so.

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Josh Terry
Deseret News (Salt Lake City)

It is a thoughtful film about redemption and acceptance.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

A romantic comedy about a match neither written nor pictured in heaven.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

One of those films that you want to like rather more than you actually do.

Indra Arriaga
Anchorage Press

With a track record of exceptional films (from Schepisi), Words and Pictures is a disappointment, it is strung together by cliché after cliché with occasional moments of good acting.

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Rafer Guzman

The actors are decidedly mismatched -- not to each other, but to the material.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

No, it's not fair that "Words and Pictures" isn't the movie we'd like it to be. But if it were better at being the movie it wanted to be, that wouldn't be an issue.

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Nathan Bartlebaugh
The Film Stage

If you're looking for a date night option, you might find that spending the time in company of Owen and Binoche is good value, but the pictures here tend to overshadow the quality of the words.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Panta Oz
Very different American romantic drama directed by 74-year old Aussie director Fred Schepisi brings a very odd mixture of characters. It brings the vast… More
Cameron Johnson
Ah, yes, the classic album that broke Dream Theater out... right? Man, I am working surprisingly hard to not call this film "Words and Images", and it… More
hawk ledge
Showy romantic drama formula, in a weighty jive.