Swimming Pool

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    In the middle of this amusing thriller is a relationship between two different types of females, one is a well know British author and the other is a sex-crazed French teen. The two get into some relationship trouble while living together in this film of psychological imagery and an erotic exploration of the female body.

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    Ozon simultaneously manages to make his film lazily sexual and crisply suspenseful.

    3/5
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    Two parts psychological thriller and one part pretentious French art-house head-scratcher that leaves you mumbling, 'Duh.'

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    Swimming Pool offers something few other movies this summer can match: A dreamy, intoxicating sensuality.

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    The story occasionally wanders, but Swimming Pool is definitely worth a dip.

    4/5
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    A delectable and daring psychological drama.

    A-
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    Think of it as a box of chocolates, with Sagnier being the chocolate-covered cherry. And you know the problem with chocolates: They're great to eat but they offer no nourishment whatsoever, and afterwards you feel guilty for the indulgence.

    3/5
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    Shimmering with eroticism and simmering with the tension of unfamiliarity - we never know, right up to the flourish of its end, quite where this film is going.

    3/4
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    Rampling and Sagnier are very good in roles that demand very different things of them, and Ozon's mix of peril and playfulness make for a seductive cinematic diversion.

    3/4
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    Offers an inside-out twist on TV's Murder She Wrote.

    3/4
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    Ozon takes a long time setting up his story, but the interplay between Sagnier and Rampling is electric.

    B-
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    Well-acted, nicely shot, slick and certainly sexy, Swimming Pool may be all foreplay and no climax, but what the heck -- there are worse ways to be teased.

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    Clever and exceedingly well-acted.

    3/4
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    Deftly mixing eroticism, psychology and art, Ozon has made a provocative movie while adding another stunning performance to Rampling's collection.

    B+
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    In taking one sort of movie and seemingly teasing it into another, the director and his leading ladies have made a lovely argument about where the real mysteries lie in our lives.

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    Works as a character study and a quiet thriller.

    B
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    Swimming Pool seduces and annoys.

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    A watchable, provocative film.

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    Swimming Pool is more an exquisite art object than an involving movie. So be it.

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    Like other Ozon movies, it feels lifeless and freeze-dried -- in the end, it's more about its own ideas than it is about actual characters.

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    Ozon means to have perversity speak for him, but in the end, it doesn't have a lot to say.

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    With a little sex, some mystery, a little sex, an appealing title and a little sex, France's Swimming Pool has what it takes to become an art house audience magnet.

    3/4
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    Whether through manipulation or skilled filmmaking, Swimming Pool mesmerizes long after the movie is over.

    3/4
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    It's Sagnier, a young Bardot, who lifts the movie, and Rampling, 58, who gives it nuance, not to mention a nude scene that shows off a body Demi Moore would envy.

    3/4
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    Swimming Pool has the edgy chill of early Polanski.

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    A brace of superb performances elevates French writer-director Francois Ozon's first English-language movie.

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    Whether the movie leaves you confused or angry, you will be stimulated to long discussion afterward. How often does that happen these days?

    3/4
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    The narrative logic of Swimming Pool slips through our hands like cool water, shimmery and light-dappled, leaving behind the pleasures of summer heat and goose bumps.

    B+
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    Sensuous and deceptive.

    3/4
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    Swimming Pool is a lark of a thriller, and a mesmerizing one at that.

    3/4
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    [The tension] grows by increments, until you realize the movie, in its quiet way, has you snared entirely.

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    Swimming Pool is as lulling as a dead man's float, but you come up for air realizing there's no deep end.

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    This movie shares with Under the Sand, Ozon's previous collaboration with Rampling, a sense of mystery and languid eroticism.

    3/4
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    Mr. Ozon's first English-language film, is simultaneously a thoroughly mannered, mischievously artificial confection and an acute piece of psychological realism.

    4/5
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    Swimming Pool smolders with held-back eroticism and brain-teasing enigmas.

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    This is the first film Ozon has shot in English, and his attempt to explain Sarah may be a bid to soften her and help the film's commercial viability. Luckily for him, his actress stays in character.

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    A fine sunlit noir, oozing sensuality and menace.

    3/4
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    Take a dip -- the water's fine.

    3/4
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    I loved every inch of this movie.

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    Stands as the filmmaker's most satisfying and contained work to date.

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