De rouille et d'os

Rust and bone

(DVD - 2013 - French)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
De rouille et d'os
A homeless father and street boxer struggling to support his son and a severely injured killer whale trainer's lives intersect and form an intensifying bond that fractures the considerable defensive armor each is accustomed to wearing.
Publisher: Culver City, CA :, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,, [2013]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 122 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.


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Jan 25, 2015
  • madison382 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I started off not caring for this movie, but glad I stuck with it.

Jan 10, 2015
  • love_my_library_card rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Interesting movie, but I spent most of the time thinking about the CGI effects used to erase the actress' legs. The fight scenes are violent and graphic.

Oct 23, 2014
  • re_discover rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

"Rust and Bone" had a lot of potential- there are many simply beautiful scenes; however, I would have liked to have seen a lot more character development of Ali.

Sep 29, 2014
  • ehm_chen rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I was absolutely transfixed the entire 2 hours. As I watched this, I was thinking "This is how people actually talk to each other" — sometimes curt, flippantly... and yet not overtly acted or staged. It is indeed a tough film to watch — especially seeing a child being treated badly or in danger — and is incredibly gritty and raw, but also nuanced and engaging. Unbelievable special effects too.

Sep 19, 2014
  • hecto rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

An optimist might say that in the hands of really skilled direction (the Dardenne brothers? but would they have touched it?) there might just possibly have been some hope for making a watchable film from this story. But as it stands we are given a poor script, a strangely lifeless Marion Cotillard, and a 'redemption' story that takes a long time to get there and is unconvincing when it does. A disappointment.

Aug 24, 2014
  • voisjoe1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Mattias Schoenaerts plays a tough guy with no heart who meets Marion Cotillard, an Orca trainer who soon loses her legs in an Orca accident. He helps her overcome her dread of life with no legs, but Marion means no more to him than any other person on the planet. What is worse, he has difficulty treating his son with love and consideration. Mattias becomes addicted to extreme fighting, but his indifferent feelings towards his son and Marion are worse than any addiction on the planet. He’ll break your heart and not even know or care. Will he get his comeuppance?

Aug 02, 2014
  • BertBailey rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Pretty candid and sometimes raw treatment of human desire, involving a paraplegic and a fighter (Matthias Schoenaerts). Hers for him, mostly. Marion Cotillard is excellent, taking this as far as imaginable from vulgarity, and helping make it a sensitive story about human need beyond the primordial, animal level where it all begins and ends.

Mar 28, 2014
  • Ron@Ottawa rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a fairly unique love story - unique because it is love between two very different people. The film is not without flaws - often wondering away from the main and some details not well explained. However, the two lead actors threw in two great performances, making it a film that engages your attention. In French with subtitles.

Feb 22, 2014
  • ms_mustard rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

depressing. a father apparently rescues his son from his mother, then ignores, berates and bullies him until an improbable accident. a hollow-eyed whale trainer also has an improbable accident. there is a relationship of sorts, violent boxing, and they all live happily ever after. I really enjoyed Marion Cotillard in La Vie En Rose.

Feb 04, 2014
  • daysleeper236 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A cinematic masterpiece featuring amazing special effects and incredible performances by Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts.

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Mar 28, 2014
  • Ron@Ottawa rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Several sexual situations; some nudity.

Mar 28, 2014
  • Ron@Ottawa rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: Bare-knuckle fighting. Pretty bloody and violent.


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