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Colette (15)


Period drama in which a young woman fights for recognition after her novels are published under her husband's name.

The critical consensus

All the affairs and scandals that a French literary genius could wish for, with the bonus of a modern heroine and a story that acknowledges the diversity that has always been with us.

****(*)Helen O'Hara, Empire Online, 02/01/2019

A disappointingly corseted take on a trailblazing woman.

**(*)(*)(*)Kevin Ibbotson-Wight, The Wee Review, 06/01/2019

An empowering and entertaining tale of a woman finding her own voice in a society in flux.

****(*)Mark Kermode, The Observer, 06/01/2019

A dutiful biopic of a fascinating woman that should have taken itself less seriously.

***(*)(*)Beth Webb, Little White Lies, 08/01/2019

Dominic West plays the French author’s exploitative husband in this invigorating and kinky biopic set during the belle époque.

****(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 09/01/2019

For all the brilliance of its production design, and in spite of two very lively central performances, the film can’t overcome the challenge faced by every literary biopic.

***(*)(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 09/01/2019

Dominic West is a riot as Colette’s louche husband, but Knightley owns the film with a brilliant performance as the free-spirited author who pushes back against patriarchal oppression.

****(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 11/01/2019

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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