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Wild Grass (Les Herbes Folles) Reviews

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Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
September 22, 2010
Wild Grass is about the randomness of life, and how the meaning behind arbitrary events is incomprehensible and opaque. This also describes what the experience of watching the film is like.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
August 18, 2010
Wild Grass is a mess, and not in a particularly compelling way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
June 21, 2010
Wild Grass is cute stuff...maybe too cute.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kimberly Gadette
Indie Movies Online
July 23, 2010
Resnais gives us the occasional delightful dose of whimsy -- yet since so many events are sheer nonsense, the initial delight devolves into a slog.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/10
Chris Barsanti
June 24, 2010
It's no surprise that Resnais's story has a decreasingly strong grip on the real world as it goes
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
October 7, 2009
Never congeal[s] into an emotionally coherent or compelling whole.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
July 29, 2010
These are not likable characters, or even ones who seem to have regular contact with Planet Earth.
Brian Orndorf
June 23, 2010
Wild Grass isn't for all tastes, an isolating impact helped along by the puzzling finale, which reward the patient viewer with a conclusion that's certainly interpretive, but mostly ridiculous.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Cole Smithey
June 16, 2010
Alain Renais's condensing of Chrisitan Gailly's novel "L'Incident" functions more as a random cinematic lark than it does as a film.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
March 26, 2010
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Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Matt Pais
July 15, 2010
The most infuriating movie I've seen this year, and I saw Marmaduke.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
June 28, 2010
...while this whimsical film does not seem like the work of a man nearing ninety, it also lacks focus. Or at least Resnais isn't making it easy to be let in on his joke.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 2, 2011
A confounding psychodrama that made me laugh in the scenes that were meant to be serious and remain mute in the scenes that were meant to be amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
June 22, 2010
The 87-year-old filmmaker's latest is an insufferable exercise in cutie-pie modernism, painfully unfunny and precious to a fault.
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A.O. Scott
At the Movies
June 28, 2010
Too oblique, too arch.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
July 8, 2010
It exhausts its welcome after 10 minutes and keeps exhausting it for 90 more.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
July 15, 2010
At 88, the legendary French director Alain Resnais has earned the right to make whatever movie he wants, even a smug deconstructionist parlor game like Wild Grass. Thankfully, this doesn't require you to watch it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
September 14, 2009
From legendary French filmmaker Alain Resnais comes this oddball, increasingly unwatchable effort...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
August 13, 2010
Required viewing only for anybody writing a doctoral thesis on Resnais...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jason Solomons
June 25, 2010
A tiresome whimsy.
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