Rotten Tomatoes

Movies / TV


      No Results Found

      View All
      Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes

      The Red and the Black

      1997 3h 20m Drama List
      Reviews 43% Audience Score 100+ Ratings A young teacher in the Napoleonic era falls in love with an older woman. Read More Read Less

      Critics Reviews

      View All (1) Critics Reviews
      Fernando F. Croce Slant Magazine As for Stendhal, for real cinema, try Argento's Syndrome. Rated: 2/4 Feb 19, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

      Audience Reviews

      View All (3) audience reviews
      Audience Member It looks like Woodie Allen wrote and directed this version of Stendahl's romantic novel, The Red and the black. As a side note, Stendahl was in real life one of the world's greatest lovers, at least in terms of volume, and his appetite and understanding of love shows in his novels. Unfortunately, the movie version completely misunderstands Stendahl and instead subjects it's lead character to psychoanalysis. Julien's Napolean becomes not his hero influencing his strategy to conquer the object of his intense desires, Madame de Renal, but an outright hallucination. Julien has been diagnosed and committed. It wasn't to gain social status that Julien sought after Madame de Renal, it was simple, unbridled passion. Of course Julien's social standing as the family tutor is somewhat less than his employer Madame de Renal, and it is one more hurdle he must conquer. Stendhal says many things about things other than love in the novel and his school of thought is not that of the Victor Hugo or Dumas school. None of this is conveyed very much in the movie version, instead it looks like the screenwriters relied on a pop psychologist like Dr. Joyce Brothers as some kind of character consultant. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member one of my all-time favorites! Kim Rossi Stuart is the true Julien, very handsome and attractive! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Watchable but largely lackluster French TV adaptation of Stendhal's classic novel; Italian actor Kim Rossi Stuart--badly dubbed--is frustratingly bland as Julien Sorel, but Carole Bouquet is luminescent as Mme de Renal--the film's effectiveness is due entirely to her performance. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews
      The Red and the Black

      My Rating


      Cast & Crew

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A young teacher in the Napoleonic era falls in love with an older woman.
      Jean-Daniel Verhaeghe
      Danièle Thompson, Jean-Daniel Verhaeghe
      Original Language
      French (Canada)
      Release Date (DVD)
      Feb 21, 2006
      3h 20m