Bonjour tristesse 1958

Critics score:
86 / 100

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Bosley Crowther, New York Times: A bomb. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: Arguably, this is Preminger's masterpiece. Read more

Time Out: The flirtation with incest at the centre of this adaptation of Francoise Sagan's novel is tame by modern standards, but the evil scheming of Seberg as the daughter set on separating her father and his mistress is still forceful. Read more

Tom Huddleston, Time Out: The final shot is one of the most convincingly grief-stricken in cinema. Read more

Keith Uhlich, Time Out: Niven and Kerr keenly satirize their onscreen iconographies-the cad and the goody-goody, respectively-but it's Seberg who cuts deepest. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Script deficiencies and awkward reading -- some lines are spoken as though just that -- have static results. Read more

Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice: Otto Preminger's formally dazzling 1958 film is an edifice constructed of contrasts. Read more