• Bill Condon

    ★★★ Watched by Bill Condon 22 Nov, 2015

    Direction: B-
    Acting: B+
    Screenplay: C+
    Cinematography: B
    Editing: B
    Music: B+


  • dpettinger

    ★★★★½ Watched by dpettinger 25 Sep, 2015

    A simply wonderful movie starring Matthias Schoenaerts as a bouncer cum street fighter and wonderful Marikn Cotillard as a killer whale trainer who suffers a terrible accident.

    You basically hate Schoenaerts from the beginning, especailly with the way he treats his son, and it makes it a tough film to love, but the brutal relationships alone make it compelling viewing. Gruelling and French.


  • Mark Renkens

    ★★★★½ Watched by Mark Renkens 23 Nov, 2015

    Someone tell me why this film doesn't come in some sort of Blackfish Special Edition Blu-Ray.

    Jokes aside, what a masterpiece of storytelling this is. Was there ever a dull moment?

    Love isn't perfect. Some movies are really good at understanding that. This is one of them.


  • matthelm

    ★★★★ Watched by matthelm 21 Nov, 2015

    Loved it! The two leads were phenomal!


  • Vanessa

    ★★★½ Watched by Vanessa 20 Nov, 2015

    don't cry don't cry don't cry don't cry don't cry damn it


  • thewayofcinema

    ★★½ Added by thewayofcinema

    In which Audiard reveals himself to be a pseudo-intellectual version of Martin Scorsese. Cotillard's performance is not enough to save this from being nothing else but a cheap melodrama.


  • Steven Savona

    ★★★★ Watched by Steven Savona 15 Nov, 2015

    Rust and Bone is a crafty balancing act of seemingly discordant plot elements. You've got orca whale training, mixed martial arts, amputation, and unemployment, just to name a few. The film sometimes struggles to engage, almost buckling under the weight of its own narrative arc crossovers. It was not the deeply moving, empathetic experience I was hoping for. In saying that, it works its magic in small gestures. Audiard is not necessarily asking his audience to connect the dots. Rather, he wants us to become transfixed by the ephemeral interplay between sound and image, and by the grimaces and smiles of his two lead performers.


  • Rucavanné van Wyk

    ★★★★½ Watched by Rucavanné van Wyk 09 Nov, 2015

    The best foreign films are French films.


  • Paul Zoccolillo

    ★★★½ Added by Paul Zoccolillo

    (Original review outdated, re-evaluation required at later date)


  • Hugo Burns

    ★★★★ Watched by Hugo Burns 06 Nov, 2015

    Once again Marion Cotillard proves that she is without a doubt one of the best actresses working today. Rust and Bone is an emotionally powerful film that captures the emotional and physical pain of an injury and how it affects others and how others treat you. The film has a very good selection of music throughout and is also shot with a nice realistic aesthetic. A problem the film does have however, is it is a bit inconsistent as it…


  • farewellpalace

    ★★★★ Watched by farewellpalace 01 Nov, 2015

    Excellent drama about physicality, both its limits and how much we take it for granted.


  • Flovv

    ★★★ Watched by Flovv 20 Oct, 2015

    Subtle, effective, and thoughtful melodrama about two very different but very lonely people finding one another amidst a sea of impossible circumstances and a world that is against them. It's a beautiful story about the triumph of the human spirit but without ever getting too hokey or over the top. Anchored by two great lead performances, in particular Marion Cotillard who is absolutely stellar.