Only the Animals (Seules les bêtes)
Only the Animals (Seules les bêtes) (2021)

Following the disappearance of the glamorous and secretive Evelyne Ducat (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi) during a blizzard in the highlands of southern France, the lives of five people inextricably linked to Evelyne are brought together to… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 29, 2021
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Deft direction and an expertly assembled ensemble further elevate Only the Animals' intelligent, absorbing mystery.

Brad Wheeler
Globe and Mail

One or two of the story turns are far-fetched, but the delicious absurdism of the situations are worth any contrivances. Only the Animals unfolds beautifully.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

The multiple viewpoints are just a clever, self-satisfied device to deliver stale goods and familiar ugliness with a soupçon of glib class politics.

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Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

Highly recommended.

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Peter Sobczynski

An effectively convincing slow-burn thriller.

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Pat Padua
Washington Post

Its shifting viewpoints recall Akira Kurosawa's classic 1950 film "Rashomon," which posited that the recollections of multiple eyewitness to a crime can be so different in their details that truth, finally, becomes elusive.

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Tom Meek
Cambridge Day

As the film comes around the bend two-thirds in, though, connections and big reveals become far too convenient and coincidental to feel real...

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

Not an entirely humming machine, but one that's been well-oiled enough to make for an engrossing ride through some intriguing thickets of love, desire and deceit.

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David Stratton
The Australian

Moll's direction is assured and the excellent cast does justice to the intricately devised characters.

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Harvey S. Karten

An intelligent look at an internet scam originating in the Ivory Coast.

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