Irma Vep Reviews

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March 3, 2008
Irma Vep's director, Olivier Assayas, evinces a love of the process that's nearly as palpable as Truffaut's.
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David Rooney
Variety
March 3, 2008
Slender but appealing.
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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.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Minor but witty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
As effortless as a shrug and boasts a film buff's dream cast.
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A film of such spontaneity, freshness and breezy chaos that you feel as if it were assembled from happy accidents and inspired, seat-of- the-pants improvisation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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
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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
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John Hartl
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Assayas demonstrates an assured light touch here, drawing expert comic performances from Cheung, Richard and Ogier while using a 16mm hand-held camera to lend the film a live, experimental quality.
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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.
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
It's a languorous love ballad, and a daring one, about the way moving pictures move, the way they hold light, the way they steal from us when we're not looking.