Suite Française (2015) - Rotten Tomatoes

Suite Française (2015)



Critic Consensus: Suite Française takes an understated approach to its period romance, which -- along with strong performances from a talented cast -- pays absorbing dividends.

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Based on the best-selling book by Irene Nemirovsky and set during the German occupation of France in the 1940's, Suite Française tells the story of Lucille Angellier as she awaits news from her husband, a prisoner of war. As Parisian refugees pour into their small town, soon followed by a regiment of German soldiers who take up residence in the villagers' homes, Lucile's life is turned upside down - further complicated by the arrival of refined German officer, Bruno. A story of the power of love and the tragedy of war.

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Critic Reviews for Suite Française

All Critics (46) | Top Critics (15)

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.

July 3, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

What could be all-too-familiar here is mostly fresh and engaging, thanks to understated storytelling and a great cast.

July 2, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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.

July 2, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

In Nazi-occupied France, the bucolic yet class-riven life of the small town of Bussy is turned upside down by the arrival of refugees from Paris and jackbooted soldiers from Berlin.

March 15, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

How are you with the old parleyvoo? Not so hot? Suite Française, the latest movie about France under the Occupation, neither.

March 13, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's one of those pedigreed visions of love and war which backs away from specifics, reassuring us almost to death with its lavish craft. It's thoroughly easy to sit through, when it should probably have been harder.

March 13, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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A slight lack of focus is the one real flaw in this deftly acted and visually interesting true story (one I didn't know); Michelle Williams is fantastic as always

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