A provocative exploration of female sexuality, Elles stars the fearless Juliette Binoche as Anne, a well-off Parisian journalist investigating the lives of two student prostitutes for a magazine article. What begins as a routine assignment, though, quickly turns personal, as Anne is drawn into the lives of these fiercely independent young women and forced to confront her own sexual fears and desires.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
It's entirely too much for co-writer/director Malgoska Szumowska to coherently flesh out in an hour and a half, especially with so much time dedicated just to the state of arousal.Benjamin Mercer, Village Voice, 04.24.2012
Binoche is the disappointment. More than half the problem is that the script, co-written by the director, gives her little to do but fret and mope.Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, 05.17.2012
Both provocative and muddled, the film's a moody, passive-aggressive tract that's buoyed by superior performances and sunk by its own uncertainties.Ty Burr, Boston Globe, 05.10.2012
In case you have forgotten, all women are prostitutes, and all men are johns.Stephen Holden, New York Times, 04.26.2012