Irma Vep Reviews

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
February 21, 2008
| Original Score: 2/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Irma Vep is a film full of chaos, which at times entertains and at times makes you wonder what it's all about.
Top Critic
Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Movies about making movies are never quite as interesting as the people who make them think they're going to be.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
November 5, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Assayas turns the camera on the behind-the-scenes process, and the results are both comic and revealing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine
January 7, 2009
The post-modern compulsions on display here may bring movies together, but they also keep people apart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Scripted in ten days and shot in less than a month, the film unravels like a delirious piece of automatic writing, though in this case the sinister implications apply to a very different world -- our own.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 29, 2004
We just love to make movies about movies to deconstruct them, to see what's behind them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
A movie-movie that's very up-to-the-minute, is one of the year's best films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
A delightfully nonchalant movie, complete with some nice satirical barbs aimed at contemporary French film culture, and fine performances throughout.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 11, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
March 5, 2002
[It] seems to function as a cinematic state of affairs, examining the functions and motivations behind the movies we see.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 11, 2003
Love of film is the magical point of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
March 17, 2002
A sometimes scathing, sometimes goodnatured satire of the French film industry.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
January 1, 2000
An arguably brilliant film with the noncontradictory potential to bore half its intended audience and enchant the other half.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
June 3, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Jurgen Fauth
About.com
October 16, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
January 13, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
April 30, 2003
One of the few movies about making movies that captures the kinetic madness of the process. Maggie Cheung, playing herself, floats like a bemused Buddha through the maelstrom, offering a welcome sense of grace and normalcy.
| Original Score: 4/5
Oz
Hollywood Bitchslap
May 13, 2003
Like many French products, it's quirky but not all it's cracked up to be.
| Original Score: 3/5
Ray Pride
Newcity
January 1, 2000

The Nation
March 3, 2008
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