Conclusion: There are few things more satisfying than seeing a perfect film get a great Blu-ray release. Thanks to Sony, the French film 'Rust and Bone' is one of those small wins. I cannot give the film itself enough praise.
Conclusion: Rust and Bone is certainly an interesting and involving film, though not an especially consistent or satisfying one. Good acting, complex characters, and compelling themes are not enough to entirely overlook the convoluted storytelling.
REVIEW: Marion Cotillard Bares Everything In Exceptional, Bittersweet 'Rust and Bone'
23 January 2013
Excerpt: Director Jacques Audiard's nifty 2009 prison epic A Prophet took a classic arc — the rise of a young man through a criminal world — and found in it something bracing and transformative: an anti-hero for a diverse and changing France.
Excerpt: After lighting up Cannes with A Prophet , his sober yet gripping thriller about an Algerian immigrant who works his way up the prison hierarchy, director Jacques Audiard invited (and received) ridicule with Rust And Bone , a silly-sounding love story between a street fighter and a whale trainer who...
Excerpt: On the surface Rust and Bone is a less frivolous, lower-key approach to the same plot we recently saw in Untouchable : the friendship that emerges between a settled, comfortably well off person who is suddenly struck down with a severe disability, and a drifter on the fringes of society who shows...
Summary: An impressive if somewhat overblown exercise in contrasts, starring "Bullhead" breakout Matthias Schoenaerts and French siren Marion Cotillard as a pair whose daily fight for survival all but overwhelms the spark between them.
Excerpt: As the stark title suggests, "Rust and Bone" is a confronting drama. The couple at the centre of the story come with a deep past, and their lives of torment provide the unlikeliest of captivation.