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White Material Review

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5.0

Dave White Profile

The best film of 2010. Read full review

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

  • 5.0
    81

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Universal acclaim
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    It's a portrait, by turns chilling, thrilling, mysterious and terrifying, of a woman who refuses to be terrorized.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Denis creates the threat of imminent danger through stillness and austerity rather than action. She's helped immeasurably by an astringent, fully committed performance from her leading lady, a gaunt, impossibly resolute Isabelle Huppert.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    This is a beautiful, puzzling film. The enigmatic quality of Huppert's performance draws us in.

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  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    French mood-and-feeling master filmmaker Claire Denis returns to the Africa of her youth for an intense, mysterious drama exploring revolution and loss.

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