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Ratings & Reviews

  1. FISCHER's rating of the film Comedy of Power

    Même si le dossier n'est jamais évoqué, on songe bien sûr à la scandaleuse affaire Elf et ses complexes imbrications politico-judiciaires. Comme la réalité est toujours plus obscure et plus sournoise que la fiction, on est plutôt marri de constater un certain inintérêt de cette réalisation chabrolesque, ponctuée de lourdes invraisemblances, d'irréflexions et d'approximations douteuses et multiples.

  2. Samuel Donath's rating of the film Comedy of Power

    Worth it for Huppert. The interaction between her and the husband is great. She projects great intelligence, but then again she always does. One of the better Charbrol film.

  3. Stian Gledje Bekkvik's rating of the film Comedy of Power

    I never managed to penetrate the repetitive and mundane surface. Maybe Chabrol meant it to be this cold and distant. It doesn't work for me in any case. The only thing that kept me from falling asleep was the always magnificent Isabelle Huppert.

  4. Mike Archibald's rating of the film Comedy of Power

    Chabrol makes the case for political resignation about as well as it can be made. His customary pessimism goes down a little harder when applied to politics, as opposed to the circumscribed realm of family relations where the stakes are lower. Still, this is wonderfully lucid, and perfectly judged in its visual and psychological detail. It's nice to see such consistency of style across so many years. RIP.

  5. Movoco Synthaca's rating of the film Comedy of Power

    Chabrol: squeaky, intelligent and lucid

  6. Joe Bowman's rating of the film Comedy of Power

    The red gloves Isabelle Huppert wears make the film.