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Diva Reviews

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
February 22, 2008
As with so many pop moments a quarter-century on, what once looked sexy now smells a little sexist.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Here is a director taking audacious chances, doing wild and unpredictable things with his camera and actors, just to celebrate moviemaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
April 28, 2011
A topsy-turvy wonderland of stylistic riffs and thematic threads reverberating back on themselves for the sheer, exuberant, sexy hell of it.
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
May 22, 2008
Director Jean Jacques-Beineix's pop art pastiche is a glittering mix of artifice and genuine cool with its intricate yet effortless thriller plot enacted by some of the screen's most individual and eccentric characters; its combination of playful sexiness
Kam Williams
November 1, 2007
An endlessly-inventive,edge-of-your-seat crime caper blessed with an abundance of amusing twist and turns, a stirring soundtrack and unorthodox cinematography which all add up to a sumptuous cinematic classic among the very best movies ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Beth Accomando
January 10, 2008
Beineix choreographs the actors and the camera into a stunning and stylish cinematic dance... This is not a musical in the strict sense of the word but it certainly feels like one in the way it moves.
Cole Smithey
October 18, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Benjamin Sutton
New York Press
October 31, 2007
It flows between its romance, drama and thriller plots more smoothly than today's best genre-blenders.
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Variety Staff
October 31, 2007
The novel touches, bizarre chases and plot twists, breathtaking camerawork by Philippe Rousselot and tension-filled editing, make Diva a superior piece of entertainment.
Beverly Berning
March 22, 2008
Jean-Jacques Beniex's bold experiment is worth a place of importance in cinematic history.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 7, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 17, 2007
Intelligent, gripping and slick French thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online
December 29, 2007
... Beineix directs with a visual cleverness and a witty playfulness that tells the audience to hang back and have fun.
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
February 23, 2008
...back upon its original 1981 release, it was a true 'wow,' a filmic equivalent of the post-punk new wave music scene that was current.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
January 10, 2008
A light-headed, fleet-footed French caper, Jean-Jacques Beineix's ultra-stylish Diva stormed the art houses when it was released in 1982, and it's still a lot of fun now -- though its hip patina feels more quaint these days than cool.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Hank Sartin
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Leba Hertz
San Francisco Chronicle
December 7, 2007
I still loved every minute of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Nathan Lee
Village Voice
October 31, 2007
Half a century later, a glut of über-groovy meta-thrillers has blunted the novelty of Diva, but its gamboling flair is still a kick.
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
November 2, 2007
A classic that manages to combine sweet romanticism with upbeat and intellectual humor. A joy to watch.
| Original Score: 9/10
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 18, 2008
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