Suite Française 2014

Critics score:
75 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Guy Lodge, Variety: Iffy scripting decisions can't thwart the romantic allure of this handsomely crafted, sincerely performed wartime weeper. Read more

Geoff Pevere, Globe and Mail: A sturdy enough but ultimately overpolite entry into the classic wartime women's melodrama, in which war's impact on the lonely heart is nearly as devastating as the havoc wreaked on limb and landscape. Read more

Bruce Demara, Toronto Star: As doomed wartime romances go, the film doesn't offer anything particularly original. But with palpable tension and poignancy, Suite Francaise is fine filmmaking well worth watching. Read more

Cath Clarke, Time Out: This nuanced, compelling film offers a close-up portrait of a northern French village forced to host a garrison of Nazi soldiers. Read more

Liz Braun, Toronto Sun: What could be all-too-familiar here is mostly fresh and engaging, thanks to understated storytelling and a great cast. Read more