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 tout de suite (Right Now)

tout de suite (Right Now) (2005)

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Average Rating: 6.6/10
Reviews Counted: 44
Fresh: 31 | Rotten: 13

A mesmerizing performance by ingenue Isild Le Besco makes this stylish French drama a taut, compelling escapade.

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Average Rating: 6.9/10
Critic Reviews: 19
Fresh: 14 | Rotten: 5

A mesmerizing performance by ingenue Isild Le Besco makes this stylish French drama a taut, compelling escapade.

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Based on actual events, a Parisian art student, Lili, falls for a handsome Moroccan criminal and impulsively follows him into hiding after a bungled bank robbery. She joins him on the run in a dizzying cross-continent escape through Spain, Morocco and Greece, but a sudden betrayal leaves her stranded in the middle of nowhere.

Dec 12, 2006

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Shot in wide-screen, low-grain black and white, this sleek suspense narrative quietly unpacks the delusions and emotional hunger of its upper-class heroine.

January 26, 2010 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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If you're not careful, A Tout De Suite--Benoit Jacquot's ode to the French New Wave, infused with his love of American crime classics 'Bonnie and Clyde' and 'Badlands'--will fool you.

August 25, 2005 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
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The film's retro appeal includes black-and-white cinematography and a Truffaut-esque fascination for parallels between the characters' wild flight and filmmaking itself as a wide-eyed, open-ended experience.

August 19, 2005 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
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Crazy things certainly happen to Lili, but Le Besco drifts through most of the proceedings as though she were following a checklist: long face (done), three-way with lithe Athenians (yup), the occasional suggestion of zombietude (mission accomplished).

August 19, 2005 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
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This is a film of disturbing emotional power and frank sexuality that is photographed in sensuous black and white.

August 4, 2005 Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Should deliver to that core of filmgoers who respond to anything French, edgy, well-reviewed and well-done.

March 1, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Stylish but pointless and bland romantic thriller.

February 28, 2007 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Despite the film's infectious style and the powerful charisma of its leading performers, it doesn't really catch fire.

May 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

A Tout de Suite contains a sufficient amount of action and suspense but it's also quite the literary picture.

December 6, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

... a painful and poignant film at once empathetic and critical, more soberly unnerving than exciting, but never less than compelling.

August 18, 2005 Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Opaque stares and pregnant pauses can only pull so much weight, no matter how snazzy the packaging.

August 18, 2005 Full Review

A Tout de Suite is a sometimes-interesting film, particularly its first 30 minutes, but runs on long after the intrigue ends...

August 12, 2005 Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews
Reeling Reviews

Benoit Jacquot's drama creates a sense of dislocation with its impossible-to- predict-what-will- happen-next plot, jumpy black-and-white cinematography, elusive characters and casual approach to the time in which it's set.

August 4, 2005 Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Thoroughly assured as a piece of art, and bears rewards worth enduring stretches of palled uneventfulness.

July 31, 2005 Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star
Arizona Daily Star

Jacquot has really excelled at recreating another era - the movie feels like a lost New Wave film just coming to light.

July 11, 2005 Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews
Reeling Reviews

Whether focused on Lili's face or standing back to take in her long limbs, Caroline Champetier's enthralling black-and-white camerawork is at once nimble and evocative.

July 1, 2005 Full Review Source: PopMatters
PopMatters

Evokes the feel and the sensibility of the New Wave while retaining a decidedly contemporary tone.

June 9, 2005 Full Review Source: culturevulture.net
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Audience Reviews for tout de suite (Right Now)

[font=Century Gothic]With "A Tout de Suite," writer-director Benoit Jacquot has made another rumination about the reverbations of women's actions.("Sade" being an exception to this rule.) In other words, if we have freedom, than we must accept the consequences of our actions. Whether this is sexist depends on the circumstances of the specific movie.("Seventh Heaven" did give me cause for concern.) Here, it is 1975 and a 19-year old talented but unenthusiastic art student(Isild Le Besco), who lives at home with her father and sister, a university student, gets involved with bank robbers after becoming smitten with one of them(Ouassini Embarek). Even knowing who they are, she still decides to leave home with them. It is clear that she is naive about the world around her but not about sex.[/font]
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[font=Century Gothic]"A Tout de Suite" is shot in black and white(which I am such a sucker for). The movie emulates the French New Wave with its jump cuts and loose story structure. Some stock footage is added to make it look more like 1975.[/font]
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