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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Enkiled's rating of the film Amateur

    Pros: Elina Lowensohn, OST, the nymphomaniac ex-nun story-line, humour Cons: everything else

  2. El Biffo's rating of the film Amateur

    Better-than-average dark/campy/satirical comedy morphs into tragedy and, for me, becomes a 5-Star movie the moment Isabelle Huppert appears on screen. She's always great, but especially in this picture. And her outfits are outrageous, a real treat for her fans to see her dressed up in extreme gear. Many great moments/lines/frames and an amazing ending.

  3. Johnny Seeker's rating of the film Amateur

  4. Renton47's rating of the film Amateur

    Kind of an old-school literary endeavour, in the third-person, with an abundant reliance on dramatic irony. But also pretty dark. Not exceptionally crafted but exceptionally odd, hard to get a read on but easy to go along with. Everyone is a blank slate but it's impossible to erase the past, sometimes it's fun to play the madonna and sometimes the whore.

  5. Raymond Likes Subtitles's rating of the film Amateur

    Mid 90s American Indie Cinema Godard worship. I loved it.

  6. Ricardo Branco's rating of the film Amateur

    i want to watch more of Hartley.

  7. cinegeek.de's rating of the film Amateur

    (...)Stecken die Charaktere in Hal Hartley Filmen wirklich voller Überraschungen? Ich würde denken, sie überraschen uns eher damit, dass sie ihren Charakter einfach ändern. Isabelle hat bereits ihren Konvent verlassen und schreibt stattdessen Pornos. Sie nahm sich die Freiheit, jemand anders zu sein. Und Hartley selbst? Will er sich von gängigen Plots befreien?(...)

  8. Diderot's rating of the film Amateur

    Isabelle Huppert plays a virgin ex-nun nymphomaniac who's waiting for the right guy and writes pornographic stories that always end in tragedy. I'd love it even if it wasn't good.

  9. Paul Narvaez's rating of the film Amateur

    25 years ago, I found Hartley films charmingly deadpan and had their own peculiar style. Today, I tried to watch Amateur and it was just painfully bad. Maybe it's best not to revisit the past.

  10. Pipim's rating of the film Amateur

    Un peu trop exubérant par moment, mais original.

  11. Christopher McQuain's rating of the film Amateur

    ****1/2 I've seen virtually all Hartley's other films, and I've had the sdtk CD since its release (the clerk sold me with the promise of a "new" PJ Harvey track, but it was already on an album), but somehow I've never seen it until now. That's a shame: It's some of Hartley's most beautiful, moving, and FUNNY stuff ever, and has the most cumulatively sublime effect in his filmography this side of HENRY FOOL.

  12. Samuel Donath's rating of the film Amateur

    3.5 Worth seeing if you can get your hands on it. It is a shame it is now out of print in the USA. This movie is actually quite fun, and one of the better films by director Hal Hartley. Isabelle Huppert's character as the nympho ex-nun is the best part of the film.

  13. rafaelmontenegrofausto's rating of the film Amateur

    Löwensohn and Floppy disk and Huppert and OST (pavement, mbv, yolatengo, pjharvey...) and Löwensohn and Löwensohn

  14. Yasser Azmy's rating of the film Amateur

  15. NICOLE86's rating of the film Amateur

    Thomas: How can you be a nymphomaniac and never had sex? Isabelle: I'm choosy.

  16. Jordan Kaltz's rating of the film Amateur

  17. Howard Orr's rating of the film Amateur

    Brilliantly poised tragi-comedy, where all the elements of the story are juggled brilliantly; a seemingly light film that develops into something much darker and ends on an absolutely perfect note. The soundtrack is especially worthy of mention (Red House Painters! Jesus Lizard! My Bloody Valentine!)

  18. følende's rating of the film Amateur

    the first film i heard isabelle huppert speak english