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Private Property Review

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5.0

Dave White Profile

It's kind of perfect. Read full review

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  • 4.0
    78

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    An impeccably acted character drama revolving around a mother and her teenage twin sons, Private Property shows how strong and how terrifying the bonds within families can be. Directed by Belgium's Joachim Lafosse, it etches the line between love and hate with a savagery that is almost unprecedented.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune

    Lafosse's frustrating, yet beautifully elegiac coda emphasizes the point that his production and storytelling style have been making throughout: Private Property is about processes, not conclusions.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Variety

    Boasting a script so clear and airtight that shrinks could use it for family therapy courses, the sole caveat is the unrelenting unpleasantness of the stronger-willed son.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    Private Property embraces the banal and the monstrous, and affords Ms. Huppert opportunity to astonish rather than overwhelm.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    What draws us into Private Property is how so many things happen under the surface, never commented upon.

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