Lola Reviews

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Variety Staff
August 12, 2008
It is offbeat, with shafts of tender feeling and truth. But trying to touch on too many subjects makes the film uneven.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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.
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A.H. Weiler
New York Times
May 9, 2005
If Lola is not a masterwork, its general polish and intent augur a bright future for the 31-year-old Mr. Demy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Globe and Mail
December 23, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
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AV Club
June 11, 2002
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
April 12, 2002
Aimée is reason enough to catch this import.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
April 12, 2002
An ode to yearning and enchantment -- a valentine to France, to beautiful women, to the foolish but delicious notions of romance that we receive from Hollywood.
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
March 14, 2002
A delightfully melancholy romance of coincidence, starring European film's epitome of sophisticated sexuality.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
November 28, 2001
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.
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
November 13, 2001
Legrand's score bubbles up under the most banal interactions.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
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.