Cannes 2012: Critics Scorecard

Who will take home this year's coveted Palme d'Or? We run down what the critics are saying about the Official Competition.

by | May 25, 2012 | Comments


OFFICIAL COMPETITION


August: Osage County

64%

Michael Haneke is no stranger to the Palme d’Or — he took home the prize with 2009’s The White Ribbon — and the director’s latest, a somewhat uncharacteristic drama about an elderly couple, has emerged as an early favorite this year. Reviews thus far have been unanimously positive, and some positively rapturous.

Fading Gigolo

54%

Michael Haneke is no stranger to the Palme d’Or — he took home the prize with 2009’s The White Ribbon — and the director’s latest, a somewhat uncharacteristic drama about an elderly couple, has emerged as an early favorite this year. Reviews thus far have been unanimously positive, and some positively rapturous.

Enough Said

96%

Michael Haneke is no stranger to the Palme d’Or — he took home the prize with 2009’s The White Ribbon — and the director’s latest, a somewhat uncharacteristic drama about an elderly couple, has emerged as an early favorite this year. Reviews thus far have been unanimously positive, and some positively rapturous.

Abuse of Weakness

86%

Michael Haneke is no stranger to the Palme d’Or — he took home the prize with 2009’s The White Ribbon — and the director’s latest, a somewhat uncharacteristic drama about an elderly couple, has emerged as an early favorite this year. Reviews thus far have been unanimously positive, and some positively rapturous.

Can a Song Change Your Life?

83%

Michael Haneke is no stranger to the Palme d’Or — he took home the prize with 2009’s The White Ribbon — and the director’s latest, a somewhat uncharacteristic drama about an elderly couple, has emerged as an early favorite this year. Reviews thus far have been unanimously positive, and some positively rapturous.


The Double

82%

Michael Haneke is no stranger to the Palme d’Or — he took home the prize with 2009’s The White Ribbon — and the director’s latest, a somewhat uncharacteristic drama about an elderly couple, has emerged as an early favorite this year. Reviews thus far have been unanimously positive, and some positively rapturous.


Dallas Buyers Club

94%

Michael Haneke is no stranger to the Palme d’Or — he took home the prize with 2009’s The White Ribbon — and the director’s latest, a somewhat uncharacteristic drama about an elderly couple, has emerged as an early favorite this year. Reviews thus far have been unanimously positive, and some positively rapturous.


Tim’s Vermeer

89%

Michael Haneke is no stranger to the Palme d’Or — he took home the prize with 2009’s The White Ribbon — and the director’s latest, a somewhat uncharacteristic drama about an elderly couple, has emerged as an early favorite this year. Reviews thus far have been unanimously positive, and some positively rapturous.


The Invisible Woman

76%

Michael Haneke is no stranger to the Palme d’Or — he took home the prize with 2009’s The White Ribbon — and the director’s latest, a somewhat uncharacteristic drama about an elderly couple, has emerged as an early favorite this year. Reviews thus far have been unanimously positive, and some positively rapturous.


At Berkeley

86%

Michael Haneke is no stranger to the Palme d’Or — he took home the prize with 2009’s The White Ribbon — and the director’s latest, a somewhat uncharacteristic drama about an elderly couple, has emerged as an early favorite this year. Reviews thus far have been unanimously positive, and some positively rapturous.


Miss Violence

83%

Michael Haneke is no stranger to the Palme d’Or — he took home the prize with 2009’s The White Ribbon — and the director’s latest, a somewhat uncharacteristic drama about an elderly couple, has emerged as an early favorite this year. Reviews thus far have been unanimously positive, and some positively rapturous.


The Fifth Estate

37%

Michael Haneke is no stranger to the Palme d’Or — he took home the prize with 2009’s The White Ribbon — and the director’s latest, a somewhat uncharacteristic drama about an elderly couple, has emerged as an early favorite this year. Reviews thus far have been unanimously positive, and some positively rapturous.


Stray Dogs

90%

Michael Haneke is no stranger to the Palme d’Or — he took home the prize with 2009’s The White Ribbon — and the director’s latest, a somewhat uncharacteristic drama about an elderly couple, has emerged as an early favorite this year. Reviews thus far have been unanimously positive, and some positively rapturous.


Moebius

78%

Michael Haneke is no stranger to the Palme d’Or — he took home the prize with 2009’s The White Ribbon — and the director’s latest, a somewhat uncharacteristic drama about an elderly couple, has emerged as an early favorite this year. Reviews thus far have been unanimously positive, and some positively rapturous.


The Unknown Known

82%

Michael Haneke is no stranger to the Palme d’Or — he took home the prize with 2009’s The White Ribbon — and the director’s latest, a somewhat uncharacteristic drama about an elderly couple, has emerged as an early favorite this year. Reviews thus far have been unanimously positive, and some positively rapturous.

The Armstrong Lie

84%

Michael Haneke is no stranger to the Palme d’Or — he took home the prize with 2009’s The White Ribbon — and the director’s latest, a somewhat uncharacteristic drama about an elderly couple, has emerged as an early favorite this year. Reviews thus far have been unanimously positive, and some positively rapturous.

Rush

89%

Michael Haneke is no stranger to the Palme d’Or — he took home the prize with 2009’s The White Ribbon — and the director’s latest, a somewhat uncharacteristic drama about an elderly couple, has emerged as an early favorite this year. Reviews thus far have been unanimously positive, and some positively rapturous.