Hiroshima Mon Amour (Hiroshima, My Love) Reviews

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Marc Mohan
December 5, 2014
If "Hiroshima, Mon Amour" is best enjoyed for its place in film history, its tragic love story and its haunting black-and-white cinematography, that still makes it a veritable must-see.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
October 30, 2014
"Hiroshima Mon Amour" will always be too studied a masterwork for some tastes. But Riva's performance, chief among its triumphs, remains electrifying.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
October 16, 2014
That rare movie in which present and past meld in every frame to convey a sense of time obliterated, or a dream having a nightmare.
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
October 14, 2014
The first film to juxtapose disastrous erotic passion with the political disasters of the mid century.
Budd Wilkins
Slant Magazine
October 14, 2014
The facticity of the film itself is continually called into question by Alain Resnais's decision to blur the boundaries between nonfiction and fiction films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Cole Smithey
September 30, 2014
[VIDEO ESSAY] Alain Resnais's early addition to the Nouvelle Vague cannon finds his pair of culturally diverse lovers of rising from the rubble of World War II.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
January 3, 2011
I can't say I really enjoyed myself watching Hiroshima mon amour. Resnais' style is deliberately off-putting - the thought of entertaining an audience seems repugnant to him - but I respect the film for its audacious storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
August 17, 2010
Though made in the late 50s, Hiroshima's imagery and music give it a feel at once modern and timeless, this is a beautiful piece of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 7, 2007
It's one of the landmark French New Wave films that featured innovative flashback techniques.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Emanuel Levy
March 2, 2007
Resnais' audacious work in narrative and temporal structure, with screenplay from Duras, the film has endured due to its lyrical quality in depicting a love affair between a French actress and a Japanese architect in post WWII; a must-see for film lovers
Full Review | Original Score: A
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
February 23, 2007
Landmark French New Wave film--a must for movie buffs
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
December 4, 2006
| Original Score: 5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
March 22, 2006
As a milestone of film, Hiroshima, Mon Amour cannot be overestimated.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
April 16, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
October 25, 2003
A somewhat stilted but still emotionally and intellectually engaging glimpse at profound and challenging questions of the role of memory in our sense of identity.
Full Review | Original Score: 88/100
Jurgen Fauth
October 15, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael S. Smith
August 30, 2003
A truly 'modern' film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Greg Muskewitz
July 11, 2003
Resnais is one of the few true directors to evoke such a cerebral cinema.
| Original Score: 5/5
Matt Langdon
June 23, 2003
one of the most significant films of the French New Wave
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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A.H. Weiler
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Although it presents, on occasion, a baffling repetition of words and ideas, much like vaguely recurring dreams, it, nevertheless, leaves the impression of a careful coalescence of art and craftsmanship.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 23, 2007
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006

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