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Augustine Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    74

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    Everything depends on the subtlety of the direction and the charisma of the performances. Augustine is intellectually satisfying partly because it communicates its ideas at the level of feeling, through the uncanny power of Soko’s face and body.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Bill Stamets

    An obliquely clinical love story.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Village Voice Ernest Hardy

    The film is something of a paradox, simultaneously passionate and dispassionate, its ending tethered to both bruised triumph and a sense of things falling apart.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Variety Leslie Felperin

    Anchored by two intense, intertwined perfs by veteran Vincent Lindon and relative newcomer Soko, a musician who also composed the pic’s growling, atmospheric score, this period drama offers a coolly febrile study of madness, Victorian sexual politics and power.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Sheri Linden

    The film's dark beauty and the quiet intensity of the performances have a discomforting pull.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal John Anderson

    Soko is terrific, but it is Mr. Lindon who delivers the performance of the film, his internalized consternation amounting to an eloquent dispatch from the war between the sexes.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Neil Young

    Augustine's script is a coherent and valid artistic reinterpretation of the case, told against an unfussily atmospheric evocation of late 19-century Paris - persuasive even though the dialogue seldom sounds particularly old-fashioned.

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