(2013)

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Metascore

Based on 7 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
60
It’s best to sit back and luxuriate in the film’s unhurried pleasures: crisp Mediterranean settings, Alexandre Desplat’s mournful score and a clutch of likeable performances.
60
The Dissolve
Visually, nothing’s changed, with Auteuil still framing his actors (and himself) in purely functional medium shots, occasionally punctuated by postcard-pretty views of Marseilles’ piers. Dramatically, however, Fanny is a bit meatier.
60
Village Voice
Fanny has a stagy sensibility, but Auteuil displays flashes of genuine, old-school craft.
60
The Hollywood Reporter
Fanny is definitely a worthy companion to Marius, although it’s also more claustrophobic in terms of staging, confining the action to a handful of interior sequences that feel less like a movie than like filmed theater, albeit of a rather high order.
50
Mr. Auteuil’s passion project is sincere but not successful, honorable but not alive.
40
Auteuil has fashioned hidebound museum pieces that expand the backdrop with sun-dappled glimpses of port activity, while generally resisting any notes of modernity or change of emphasis. What modicum of cosy Sunday-afternoon pleasure they provide stems from the performers.
25
Slant Magazine
The characters, the sets, and the scenes all exist to propagate the notion that pleasure derives from repetition and remediation.

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