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Praise for Claude Chabrol's THE BRIDESMAID

Read Terrence Rafferty's article about Claude Chabrol in The New York Times.

"Deliciously twisted! …(A) deceptively understated and finally ferocious film.”
- New York Times
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"Insidiously chilling! Magimel is flawless, Smet eats up the screen … Chabrol, doling out the edginess with the cool assurance of the master he is, has never seemed more Hitchcockian.” - Boston Globe

"Chills with a sophisticated touch…makes a deep, dark impression.” - New York Newsday

"! Deliciously dark, highly recommended… Chabrol has found his most chillingly persuasive psycho-siren since Isabelle Huppert.” - London Times

"Very spooky...slowly horrific...masterfully established tension.” - Hollywood Reporter

"The film flawlessly glides along as bodies start piling up.” - New York Post

"Chabrol sets us up…which is half the fun, and the experience is a delight for lack of pomposity (his visual storytelling remains no-nonsense) as well as genre expertise”
- Village Voice

"A slyly enjoyable thriller with echoes of Hitchcock...quietly menacing...Smet delivers an impressive performance, suggesting her character's seductive sensuality and sinister stillness....Chabrol’s perverse humour is still very much intact.” - BBC

"When the master of French thrillers Claude Chabrol meets the mistress of English suspense fiction Ruth Rendell, the result is a potent if very classic blend. …satisfying … gradually raises the tension until film's final revelation” - Variety

"Vintage Claude Chabrol, creepy and sexy” - Film Journal International

"Compellingly sexy, macabre!” - Guardian UK

"A real gift to cineastes.” - Onion A.V. Club

"Drifts tautly, step by step, into foreboding tension…I was thoroughly swept away in the experience.” -

"Sexually charged, intriguing!” - Time Out London

"! Neo-noir masterpiece.” - Kam Williams

"An intimate, polished drama about murder most foul. ..Chabrol does his characteristically effective job of demolishing bourgeois smugness. He casts his characters into a strange psychological no-man's-land where anything seems possible… the film often seems on the verge of morphing into a Lynchian psychodrama.” - Channel 4 Film (UK)