Rust and Bone

Rust and Bone
Rust and Bone
  • R
  • 2h 2m
  • 2012
Certified Fresh82%
Common Sense Media Iconage 17+
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From the director of the multi-award-winning A Prophet, comes a gripping tale of two souls finding strength from each other after tragedy reunites them. Marion Cotillard (Academy Award® winner, 2007, Best Actress, La Vie En Rose) gives a tour-de force performance as Stephanie, an orca trainer whose life is transformed when tragedy strikes during a show. Faced with unbearable circumstances she turns to Ali (Matthias Schoenarts, Bullhead), a street boxer amidst his own battle of life-changing events. As their stories intersect, they navigate a gritty relationship in a world where love and courage appear in many forms.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Certified Fresh82%
Critics Consensus: Surging on strong performances from Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts, Rust and Bone is as vibrant and messily unpredictable as life itself.
Reviews
Miami Herald
Connie Ogle
Rotten

The movie wanders off course in the final act, as if none of its three screenwriters could quite f...

June 22, 2017
Detroit News
Tom Long
Rotten

"Rust" has some lovely scenes - Alain carrying Stephanie out to the sea - but it seems to wander o...

June 22, 2017
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Calvin Wilson
Fresh

"Rust and Bone" has heart and soul.

June 22, 2017
Seattle Times
Moira MacDonald
Fresh

"Rust and Bone" seems to wander unexpectedly into its heart; it feels organic in its casual unfold...

December 12, 2018
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Lyrical and gritty French drama for mature viewers only.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Rust and Bone is an oddly beautiful combination of brutality and beauty that explores some very difficult subjects, including what it's like to lose your limbs, to not know how to be a parent, to be tossing around in a hard scrabble world with a young child you aren't equipped to raise, and how hard it is to tame a beast when the beast is yourself or someone you love very much. There's also full-frontal nudity (albeit briefly), quick flashes of intense sex scenes, swearing (in French with English subtitles), smoking, and drinking. Some fight scenes are bloody and gritty and show faces kicked and beaten to a pulp. But the film also has tons of hope and is made with great care and honesty.

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  • Release Date:May 16, 2012
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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