The Woman in the Fifth The plot of this subdued thriller about an unraveling American novelist (Ethan Hawke) in the City of Light is heavy on mood and murk. But… The Woman in the Fifth The plot of this subdued thriller about an unraveling American novelist (Ethan Hawke) in the City of Light is heavy on mood and murk. But… 2012-06-15 R PT83M Ethan Hawke Kristin Scott-Thomas ATO Pictures
Movie Review

The Woman In The Fifth (2012)

MPAA Rating: R
CITY OF LIGHTS Kristin Scott Thomas and Ethan Hawke have an intense relationship in The Woman in the Fifth
Image credit: Jean-Claude Lother
CITY OF LIGHTS Kristin Scott Thomas and Ethan Hawke have an intense relationship in The Woman in the Fifth
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Limited Release: Jun 15, 2012; Rated: R; Length: 83 Minutes; With: Ethan Hawke and Kristin Scott-Thomas; Distributor: ATO Pictures

The plot of this subdued thriller about an unraveling American novelist (Ethan Hawke) in the City of Light is heavy on mood and murk. But Pawel Pawlikowski, director of My Summer of Love (the superb 2004 drama that launched Emily Blunt), creates a nice sense of paranoia and multicultural bewilderment that's the welcome tonal opposite of Woody Allen's romanticized Midnight in Paris fripperies. Hawke is suitably miserable-looking as a writer who, while estranged from his Paris-based wife and missing his young daughter, drifts into shadowy underworld employment and an intense relationship with an alluring, mysterious woman (Kristin Scott Thomas, laying it on) living in the title arrondissement. (Also available on VOD) B-

Originally posted Jun 13, 2012 Published in issue #1212 Jun 22, 2012 Order article reprints
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