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Lola Reviews

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Eric D. Snider

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C

September 18, 2002
Variety Staff
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It is offbeat, with shafts of tender feeling and truth. But trying to touch on too many subjects makes the film uneven.

Full Review Source: Variety

August 12, 2008
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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Legrand's score bubbles up under the most banal interactions.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 13, 2001

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

January 6, 2003
Jean Oppenheimer
New Times

The film represents an idealized view of reality that will strike some viewers (including this one) as overly sentimental.

March 21, 2002

Globe and Mail
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Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

December 23, 2002
Michael Szymanski

| Original Score: 4/5

December 23, 2002
Fernando F. Croce

The Ophüls question ("Quelle heure est-il?") is always in the air, along with the tilting, craning and tracking that link and sever feelings

Full Review Source: CinePassion

June 27, 2010
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Intuited rather than explained & felt rather than understood.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 10/10

February 17, 2008
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Jacques Demy's first and in some ways best feature, shot in exquisite black-and-white 'Scope by Raoul Coutard, is among the most neglected major works of the French New Wave.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 1, 2000
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Has a springy, musical quality to it.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 12, 2002
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Very beautifully shot, in widescreen and luminous black-and-white, it is also formally astonishing, with all the minor characters serving as variations on the central couple.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Pleasantly conceived romantic roundelay.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A

December 13, 2003
Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
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Aimée is reason enough to catch this import.

Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News | Original Score: 3/4

April 12, 2002
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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A delightfully melancholy romance of coincidence, starring European film's epitome of sophisticated sexuality.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B+

March 14, 2002
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

Before he gained renown with The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Demy made his feature debut with a prequel of sorts, which was his elegant homage to the films of Max Ophuls.

Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly

September 23, 2004
Jake Euker

Jacques Demy's 1961 classic Lola is a breathtaking reminder of what magic in the movies used to mean. It's pure enchantment.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4.5/5

January 27, 2004
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

An early Demy prize, lighting the way to his masterpiece The Young Girls of Rochefort.

| Original Score: 4/5

September 3, 2002
Bilge Ebiri

Demy is best known stateside for his wondrous musical The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, but some consider this, his debut feature, to be his best work.

Full Review Source: Citysearch

November 16, 2001
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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There is something gentle and elusive going on here, and you should catch the movie at long last even if you've seen it before.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

November 28, 2001
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
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February 7, 2004
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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August 9, 2002
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
April 30, 2002
Jason Anderson
April 30, 2002

AV Club

June 11, 2002
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