Picture Claire Reviews

  • Aug 04, 2017

    Some great leading ladies, Gina Gershon's role kind of stale spoiler alert: wish she hadn't died :(

    Some great leading ladies, Gina Gershon's role kind of stale spoiler alert: wish she hadn't died :(

  • Jul 21, 2015

    It would be a somewhat interesting story if the situations weren't set up by idiotic circumstances.

    It would be a somewhat interesting story if the situations weren't set up by idiotic circumstances.

  • Oct 05, 2014

    Discrepancy between the near-comedic plot and its bloody, naturalistic resolution dooms PICTURE CLAIRE.

    Discrepancy between the near-comedic plot and its bloody, naturalistic resolution dooms PICTURE CLAIRE.

  • Dann M Super Reviewer
    Nov 13, 2013

    Gritty and atmospheric, Picture Claire is a dark noir thriller. The story follows a girl who goes on the run after her apartment is burned down, but when she accidentally crosses paths with a smuggler she ends up being pursued by police and gangsters. The film has an interesting cast that features Juliette Lewis, Gina Gershon, Mickey Rourke, and Callum Keith Rennie. And the directing style is quite unusual, using split screens and different color filters. However, the storytelling is extremely poor, as is the character development. While there's some mystery and intrigue to Picture Claire, ultimately it ends up being rather mundane.

    Gritty and atmospheric, Picture Claire is a dark noir thriller. The story follows a girl who goes on the run after her apartment is burned down, but when she accidentally crosses paths with a smuggler she ends up being pursued by police and gangsters. The film has an interesting cast that features Juliette Lewis, Gina Gershon, Mickey Rourke, and Callum Keith Rennie. And the directing style is quite unusual, using split screens and different color filters. However, the storytelling is extremely poor, as is the character development. While there's some mystery and intrigue to Picture Claire, ultimately it ends up being rather mundane.

  • May 07, 2013

    Great cast (Gina Gershon, Juliette Lewis, and, briefly, Mickey Rourke) wasted in weak neo-noir film.

    Great cast (Gina Gershon, Juliette Lewis, and, briefly, Mickey Rourke) wasted in weak neo-noir film.

  • Mar 26, 2011

    A V.Good Directing ..

    A V.Good Directing ..

  • Mar 18, 2011

    I don't want to hear one more word about her Claire Beaucage is alone and in love. She ventures off to Toronto to find the man of her life and discovers he's not who she thought he was. She has no place to go and no one to go to when somehow she becomes entangled in a triangle of lies, deceit, robbery, and murder. Can Claire unwind herself from the confusion and perhaps rediscover true love? "I bet she hates that...having her picture taken." Bruce McDonald, director of Pontypool, The Dark Room, Trigger, Highway 61, and Roadkill, delivers Picture Claire. The storyline for this picture is discombobulated, hard to follow, and not particularly interesting. The acting is mediocre and the cast includes Juliette Lewis, Gina Gershon, Peter Stebbings, Callum Keith Rennie, and Mickey Rourke. "Keep talking until you bore them." Picture Claire is a movie that grabbed my attention because it "starred" Mickey Rourke; unfortunately, while his character was interesting, he was only in this picture 5-10 minutes. This movie reminded me of Run, Lola, Run which was also a dreadful movie with a limited plot. Overall, this film doesn't contain characters worth following and concludes with a whimper rather than a fireworks finale as one may anticipate. "Heading back to Montreal, Cinderella?" Grade: D-

    I don't want to hear one more word about her Claire Beaucage is alone and in love. She ventures off to Toronto to find the man of her life and discovers he's not who she thought he was. She has no place to go and no one to go to when somehow she becomes entangled in a triangle of lies, deceit, robbery, and murder. Can Claire unwind herself from the confusion and perhaps rediscover true love? "I bet she hates that...having her picture taken." Bruce McDonald, director of Pontypool, The Dark Room, Trigger, Highway 61, and Roadkill, delivers Picture Claire. The storyline for this picture is discombobulated, hard to follow, and not particularly interesting. The acting is mediocre and the cast includes Juliette Lewis, Gina Gershon, Peter Stebbings, Callum Keith Rennie, and Mickey Rourke. "Keep talking until you bore them." Picture Claire is a movie that grabbed my attention because it "starred" Mickey Rourke; unfortunately, while his character was interesting, he was only in this picture 5-10 minutes. This movie reminded me of Run, Lola, Run which was also a dreadful movie with a limited plot. Overall, this film doesn't contain characters worth following and concludes with a whimper rather than a fireworks finale as one may anticipate. "Heading back to Montreal, Cinderella?" Grade: D-

  • Jan 25, 2011

    Its a shame movies like this never find an audience. I thought 'Picture Claire' was very entertaining. Juliette has finally been given a part to sink her teeth into. She's wonderful in the lead. The rest of the cast were good as well. Some truly funny moments. I just wish she had of kept the dog.

    Its a shame movies like this never find an audience. I thought 'Picture Claire' was very entertaining. Juliette has finally been given a part to sink her teeth into. She's wonderful in the lead. The rest of the cast were good as well. Some truly funny moments. I just wish she had of kept the dog.

  • Oct 01, 2010

    This movie tries way too hard to be cool, and it just simply isn't.

    This movie tries way too hard to be cool, and it just simply isn't.

  • Nov 14, 2009

    The odd casting of Juliette Lewis as a French Canadian who doesn't speak English seems peculiar, but she is amazingly terrific. An intriguing rather strange film. Not bad at all.

    The odd casting of Juliette Lewis as a French Canadian who doesn't speak English seems peculiar, but she is amazingly terrific. An intriguing rather strange film. Not bad at all.