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Reprise Reviews

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Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Bob Mondello
NPR.org
October 18, 2008
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
August 1, 2008
This story about two aspiring writers in their early 20s has the fearlessness and vivacity of a first novel, and its playful approach to chronology and voice-over narration serves to amplify its themes instead of coming off as a show-off trick.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
June 20, 2008
Reprise is not just about engaging with or surviving through the creative instinct. It is that instinct.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
June 12, 2008
If you are young, male and dream of making a name for yourself in the arts, Reprise is about the joys and sufferings of that quest: It is a Jules and Jim for the punk-rock generation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Tom Long
Detroit News
June 6, 2008
The jagged energy of this film's opening and closing moments leave you wondering where it might have gone and what it might have been.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
June 6, 2008
The word 'Reprise' may mean recurrence, but Trier's fleet, joyously intellectual film comes at us like anything but a retread.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 5, 2008
Drawing inspiration from the young-artists-in-angst tales of Godard, Truffaut and the French new wave, Joachim Trier's Reprise is both a charming homage and a vibrant work in its own right.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
May 30, 2008
The movie is enjoyable for its flashy surfaces--the witty editing, the narrative forecasting, the droll omniscient voice-over--but as drama it seems superficial.
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
May 23, 2008
Reprise has a smart and knowing script and will compel audiences to reflect on themselves at that age.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 23, 2008
It's an invigorating brew of dynamic visuals, quicksilver emotions, playful storytelling and chic, good-looking actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
May 23, 2008
Reprise, a vibrant new Norwegian film, burns with the passions of literature and youth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
May 23, 2008
The cinema is an ideal medium for considering characters like those in "Reprise," but you'd have to see Jules and Jim to find out why.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
May 22, 2008
A kinetic delight, Reprise comes from director Joachim Trier, born in Denmark but raised in Oslo, Norway, and it's a highlight of the filmgoing year so far.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
May 19, 2008
They really get the young writers and that enthusiasm, but then also that heartbreak.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
May 16, 2008
An intelligent and occasionally profound portrait of a pair of artists as young men.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Dana Stevens
Slate
May 16, 2008
As crisp and cool as a swig of Champagne.
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
May 16, 2008
Trier's intent is to reproduce a sweet, hazy vision of the agony of youth. Ever so elliptically, he succeeds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
May 16, 2008
[A] hilarious, smart and heartbreaking coming-of-age drama.
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
May 16, 2008
It's a fine film by any standard, on any scale.
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
May 16, 2008
An exuberant, exhilaratingly playful testament to being young and hungry " for life and meaning and immortality, and for other young and restless bodies " Reprise is a blast of unadulterated movie pleasure.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
May 16, 2008
The kind of discovery that comes along only a few times a year (if we're lucky), Joachim Trier's energetic, inventive debut takes such a novel approach to well-worn themes that it makes most movies look downright lazy.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
May 16, 2008
A Norwegian movie that often looks and feels like a resurrected specimen of the French New Wave.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
May 15, 2008
The vibrant Norwegian debut feature Reprise is one of those rare films about writers where form matches content, with fresh insights about the literary world coming via a complex, liberating series of flashbacks, ellipses, and other bold flourishes.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
May 15, 2008
[Director Joachim Trier] captures, in a way that's cool and romantic and heady, the moment in life when nothing matters more than ideas, influences and the possibility of shaping one's life into a work of art.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
May 15, 2008
A savage, funny, tender, tragic and strangely beautiful riff on being young and growing up in a broken world.
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
May 12, 2008
An exhilarating weave of childhood remembrance, projection, literary digression, and impish commentary.
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Wally Hammond
Time Out
September 7, 2007
It's a by-turns flip and searching cineaste's rites-of-passage drama -- both for the characters and the director -- that deals entertainingly with the rivalries, doubts, fears and sexual entanglements of its twentysomething milieu.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Leslie Felperin
Variety
January 27, 2007
Effervescent, if somewhat baggy in structure, dramedy Reprise reps an impressive debut for young Norwegian Joachim Trier.
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David Fear
Time Out New York
October 28, 2006
Trier's blend of genuine coolness, flesh-and-blood characters and a portrait of creative types that hits marrow, however, is a hat trick we'd gladly watch ad infinitum.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/6
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Globe and Mail
September 23, 2006
This likeable, smart Danish drama about two aspiring writers has some of the arch, extra-dry-martini quality of a Whit Stillman film, including jumping locations and a dry, ironic voice-over.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Entertainment Weekly
July 3, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: A-