Manon des Sources (Manon of the Spring) (Jean de Florette II ) Reviews

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
July 16, 2015
[VIDEO ESSAY] "Jean de Florette / Manon des Sources" is an emotionally potent movie whose lush depiction of Provence captures your imagination in such a tangible way that you feel as if you are living there during the period.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
February 20, 2015
Manon of the Spring loses much of Jean de Florette's intensity ... [but] as a bookend set, these two pictures shouldn't be missed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Gavin Bainbridge
Empire Magazine
August 14, 2012
Another aching heartbreaker of a film by Berri that absorbs and rewards the audience for sticking with Manon on her sun-beaten quest.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Film4
August 14, 2012
Wonderful and unforgettable.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
August 14, 2012
Like its predecessor, Manon of the Spring is filled with marvelous photography, gorgeous rolling landscapes, and spectacular performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
August 14, 2012
Berri also remains a boringly uninteresting director, dotting every i and crossing every t with nothing much on his mind but platitude.
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 19, 2009
Emmaunelle Beart is exquisite.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
Berri is unable to overcome the inherent feebleness of the Manon character, here played ineffectually by the lovely and talented Emmanuelle Beart.
Douglas Pratt
DVDLaser
June 15, 2007
The two films make an elegant, satisfying film that lasts for four hours and possess an ending worthy of every minute leading up to it.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
There is a satisfying symmetry to events, with Manon able to take her revenge on the Soubeyrans.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 27, 2004
An old-fashioned movie about destiny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
September 25, 2003
The acting, from that of the four major stars to the numerous supporting cast members, is without flaw.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The movie is stuffed with cues for arias that are never heard.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
John Urbancich
Your Movies (cleveland.com)
August 13, 2002
As lovely and intriguing as 'Jean de Florette' in every way.
| Original Score: 5/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
An admirable follow-up that completes the saga that Claude Berri started with such aplomb.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Auteil's Ugolin is so well drawn, it's a shame to see the role lost.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Though appealing in its wispy way, Manon is only a continental soap opera.
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
This is a film in which the background is as compelling as the foreground.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/8
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
All of this takes place with the implacable pace of a Greek tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com
May 7, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
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