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La Belle Noiseuse Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

September 7, 2011

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Like all great works of art, the film has a purity of line and structure as it plays out its theme.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 12, 2007
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Rivette's superb sense of rhythm and mise en scene never falters, and the plot has plenty of twists.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

November 12, 2007
Keith Uhlich
Slant Magazine

Jacques Rivette's much praised Cannes Grand Prize winner vacillates between genuine insight and didactic mystique-of-the-artist bull****.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 6, 2006
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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As impeccably shot as its subject deserves, the film is more accessible than most of Rivette's work, with characteristically playful passing nods to the relationship between life and performance.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

| Original Score: 4/5

November 1, 2005
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 4/5

June 30, 2005
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

I won't explain what happens with the masterpiece; even at four hours, the film cooks up a certain amount of suspense and surprise.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 4/4

September 27, 2004
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

In this molasses-slow four-hour drama, Jacques Rivette proves that he's got an understanding of fine art, but a minimal one of the art of movies.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 19, 2004
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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Hypnotically beautiful.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 5/5

August 30, 2004
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal

One of the best movies about painting.

| Original Score: B+

July 15, 2004
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

| Original Score: 3/5

December 17, 2003

Film4

The characters are unsympathetic, the circumstances are hard to relate to, the dialogue is laboured and the running time brutal. But there is also a surfeit of intelligence and beauty (in technical filmmaking terms) in Rivette's difficult film.

Full Review Source: Film4

September 16, 2003
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A four-hour French masterpiece about the creative process of an artist

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

July 19, 2003
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

July 30, 2002
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com

By methodically examining the rigors and contemplation that go into creating great art, French New Wave master Jacques Rivette, has created something of a masterpiece himself.

Full Review Source: MovieMartyr.com | Original Score: 4/4

June 27, 2002
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Some movies are worlds that we can sink into, and La Belle Noiseuse is one of them.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
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The underlying ideas may be a little droopy, but they're staged in such exacting, private terms that they are redeemed.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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What's good about the film is the sense of real evolution, of believable character change, instead of the Speedy Gonzalez transformations movie characters usually experience. What's also good is a realistic feel for the act of creation.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Rivette is a quality director who has the skills and knowledge to tell such a non-action story and never allow the story to be anything but an honest intellectual effort.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A+

January 1, 2000
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