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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Juan Javier's rating of the film The Mouth Agape

    Es quizá la mejor de Pialat

  2. Ashley Spendlove's rating of the film The Mouth Agape

    A stark, realist and bleak portrayal of a mother's deterioration. For me there is a beautiful paradox at the heart of this film: in allowing no concession to any kind of sentimentality, Pialat achieves a deeply compassionate portrayal of human frailty and familial ambivalence.

  3. Jegsy's rating of the film The Mouth Agape

    Harsh and tender, subtle and brutal, completely unsentimental but not lacking an ounce of emotion in its exploration of self-interest, indifference and unconscious actions. Pared down, unshowy acting, and brilliantly economic direction that only lingers when required.

  4. David Sindmark Hörnfeldt's rating of the film The Mouth Agape

  5. DanielSpeight's rating of the film The Mouth Agape

  6. Christofi Cotonou's rating of the film The Mouth Agape

    Reviewer who states that 'Pialat has no love for the characters' has entirely missed the point. There is neither love, nor hate. Humans are far more complicated than we give them credit for (especially in tragic times) and are likely to do the most uncharacteristic things. We basically judge them not on a lifetime of knowing them but in one eventful moment, and that says more of us than them.

  7. Nina's rating of the film The Mouth Agape

    This director is a genius. He understands how humans coexist in a world of cruelty, both loving and despising each other at the same time. Selfish and self involved while a loved one is dying, sometimes kind, sometimes heartless, flawed, random, bumbling through this existence they may or may not deserve. Thank you for bringing him to our attention.

  8. Peregrine's rating of the film The Mouth Agape

  9. eberhard's rating of the film The Mouth Agape

    Eine gleißende Philosophie der hungrigen Alltagsgaukeleien des Lebens, in der diese unbeirrbar mit einem gleichermaßen unbeirrbar hungrigen Gähnen des Todes konkurrieren.

  10. tintinmugshot's rating of the film The Mouth Agape

    Touching poem about ordinary life and ordinary illness.

  11. Paul Rot's rating of the film The Mouth Agape

  12. NicoIlGermanico's rating of the film The Mouth Agape

  13. captainfez's rating of the film The Mouth Agape

  14. Kevin Matthews's rating of the film The Mouth Agape

    A look at the lives of those who are patiently waiting for a loved one to pass away, writer-director Maurice Pialat does a very good job of showing believable characters reacting to a situation in a believable way, yet plenty moments still feel satisfying in a cinematic sense (as subtle or unflashy as they are). Good stuff, but don't watch it if you're wanting something to brighten up your day.

  15. 'king Harold's rating of the film The Mouth Agape

    This is how it was with my mother, the sudden descent from cheerful chatting to rattling object on a bed is shocking, then fascinating, then boring. Objects are imbued with a before and after tinge; the boxes of t shirts. Men paw women's bodies and are allowed to because the women know how men seek their mortality in touching them. No one is offended.

  16. Ruby A's rating of the film The Mouth Agape

  17. Stian Gledje Bekkvik's rating of the film The Mouth Agape

  18. Alejo y Luciana's rating of the film The Mouth Agape

    Un tratamiento de personajes desde el desasociego y la angustia, llevado al amor y pintado con una fotografía preciosa. Pialat es un idolo.

  19. Superfrog's rating of the film The Mouth Agape

    Poignant, realist, with another satire character, but ultimately a bit pointless.

  20. Silke Neryn's rating of the film The Mouth Agape

  21. FISCHER's rating of the film The Mouth Agape

    Une oeuvre splendide et grave, qui fut un sombre échec commercial, dont la rigueur et la véracité dans l'approche d'un quotidien mortuaire, frisent la perfection... www.cinefiches.com

  22. Victor Morosoff's rating of the film The Mouth Agape

  23. El Biffo's rating of the film The Mouth Agape

    4.1* I love Pialat's style, it's just so...real.

  24. Royce Jr.'s rating of the film The Mouth Agape

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