Betty (1992) - Rotten Tomatoes

Betty (1992)




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Claude Chabrol adapted Georges Simenon's novel about a woman who finally rebels against the suffocating pressures that have dominated her life.

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Yves Lambrecht
as Guy Etamble
Christiane Minazzoli
as Madame Etamble
Pierre Vernier
as The Doctor
Pierre Martot
as Frédéric
Raoul Curet
as the notary
Melanie Blatt
as Thérèse
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Critic Reviews for Betty

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

Chabrol has achieved a kind of control of his material that is remarkable.

September 28, 2016 | Full Review…

Watching it, in the same week I saw two conventional Hollywood "thrillers," was like being invited to participate with the depths my mind instead of just the shallow surface.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Intriguing and potently administered, there are bounteous compelling elements both in and outside Betty's frames, and should have more of a renowned reputation than it does from Chabrol's later period.

October 2, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Neither mystery nor crime thriller, Betty is a psychological drama in two halves...

March 10, 2017 | Full Review…

When Simenon suggested to Chabrol that he make a film without a plot because cinema's a truly visual medium that just needs a face, Chabrol took him up and adapted the master's 'Betty,' a tale without much forward motion that's nonetheless engaging.

August 14, 2013 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

A melancholy, murky psychological drama adapted from a novel by Georges Simenon by Claude Chabrol.

August 2, 2005 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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