Lola Montès (The Fall of Lola Montes) (The Sins of Lola Montes) Reviews

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Richard Brody
New Yorker
February 10, 2014
This exacting and sumptuous restoration of Max Ophüls's last film, from 1955, recovers not just the movie's look but also its meaning.
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Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
May 27, 2009
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John Anderson
Washington Post
November 21, 2008
Watch Lola Montes and you may never watch a movie the same way again.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
November 10, 2008
Lola Montes is mainly a triumph of vibrancy and metaphor. Nonetheless it's quite an experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
October 31, 2008
Seen on a big screen, this is a movie to get drunk on.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
October 10, 2008
Max Ophüls' 1955 masterpiece gets a superb restoration.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
October 10, 2008
In some odd way, the huge production scale and marvelous widescreen color scheme make Lola Montès seem more distant and artificial than Ophüls' smaller-scale black-and-white films.
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Variety Staff
Variety
October 8, 2008
Some fetching period observation appears from time to time, but life is rarely breathed into this frilly opus.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
October 8, 2008
A baroque masterpiece by Max Ophuls, his last film (1955) and his only work in color and wide-screen.
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
October 8, 2008
I recommend Lola Montès wholeheartedly both for its sensuous delights and its ever exquisite artistry.
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
Ophüls conjures that space into life -- indeed, makes it the very subject of his film -- by means of the most sumptuous stylistic effects imaginable.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
It is all of a piece from beginning to end: The mood, the music, the remarkably fluid camera movement, the sets, the costumes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Ophüls makes the story of Lola Montes (Martine Carol), the successful nineteenth-century courtesan (if only so-so Spanish fandango dancer), into a visually dazzling, ironic commentary on celebrity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5