Reviews: Elle (2016)

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  • David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: Elle is a unique and vital movie that executes its problematic narrative and character work with zero timidity.
  • Matt Donato @ We Got This Covered
    • Excerpt: It’s hard not to anticipate many of Verhoeven’s moves, but Isabelle Huppert is too good to ignore in Elle.
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
  • Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: This whole endeavor straight down to an out-of-nowhere implication of lesbianism reeks of male fantasy feigning feminist agenda. I hope Huppert gets a nomination because she plays this horrible creature with such fire, but I also hope she doesn’t so the film can fade away from our consciousness.
  • Kristy Puchko @ Nerdist.com
    • Excerpt: If you’ve see erotic thrillers from the ’80s or ’90s, including Verhoeven’s own Basic Instinct, you’ve seen something as scandalous as Elle. Hell, if you watched General Hospital in the late ’70s/early ’80s, you’ve seen worse.
  • Ron Wilkinson @ Its Just Movies