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Out 1, Noli Me Tangere Reviews

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Carson Lund
Slant Magazine
November 4, 2015
Out 1 is largely a film of conversation, as its prolonged rehearsal vignettes regularly give way to even lengthier scenes of verbal self-analysis.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kenji Fujishima
The Playlist
November 7, 2015
If the recent rise and fall of Occupy Wall Street is any indication, Rivette's playful yet deeply serious lament for the faded hopes of a whole generation will continue to be relevant as long as people dare to dream about reshaping the world.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Top Critic
November 5, 2015
Uniquely ambitious, Rivette's film (technically a serial) spends nearly 13 hours stitching paranoia, loneliness, comedy, and mystical symbolism into a crazy quilt big enough to cover a generation.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Fernando F. Croce
March 14, 2010
Rivette's transformative "pure hazard," couched in the bare image that holds a thousand enigmas
Alison Willmore
November 9, 2015
It requires a theater, and it requires opting in -- though that, as I said before, is the hard part. After that, all that's left is to surrender to a movie that's like a new country ready to be explored.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
November 12, 2007
While the actors are responsible for much of the creativity, these are the director's most obsessive works: every shot and scene is set up more as a question than an answer, hinging on the adventure and mystery of not knowing what will happen next.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
David N. Butterworth
November 16, 2015
A cineaste's wet dream. All 13 hours of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Robert Koehler
August 11, 2007
A monumental if cheeky culmination of the French New Wave.
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
November 12, 2007
Rivette's last shot is an extraordinary throwaway that provoked spontaneous applause for being at once completely ordinary, totally unexpected, and positively diabolical in shifting the meaning of the entire previous 12 1/2 hours.
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
November 3, 2015
Out 1's length is a strategy against progression, drama, or detail - there are no brilliant, memorable moments, just a brainwashing, an accretion of time that fashions its own rules for watching.
Keith Uhlich
Slant Magazine
August 11, 2007
An extended anthropological discourse, a dissection of the dashed dreams and hopes of a counterculture destroying itself from within due to a misunderstood threat from without.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Doug Cummings
August 21, 2007
Out 1 has been accurately described as a "film-fleuve," and though its current may be slow, its volume is massive; one could easily follow any one of its many tributaries to vast thematic territory.
Melissa Anderson
November 4, 2015
Time and Narrative are pushed to the extreme in Jacques Rivette's Out 1: Noli me tangere, a film that operates simultaneously as stealth vérité and raw psychodrama.
George Wu
August 11, 2007
What one can say after the experience is that there is nothing else quite like it in all of cinema.
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Glenn Kenny
New York Times
November 3, 2015
Mr. Rivette's movie delivers an experience that is deeply satisfying precisely because it's kind of exhausting.
Matt Prigge
November 4, 2015
It wants to show the long, slow, painful, sad dissolution of plans, ambitions, even ideals.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Ray Pride
November 4, 2015
[G]alling acting exercises of its era performed by double, warring troupes, impacted jealousy, labyrinthine intrigues, counterculture quiddities, sudden gunfire and remarkable experiments with time and duration that are almost unaccountably moving.
Jonathan Romney
Film Comment Magazine
November 12, 2015
The contingent, the unforeseeable and uncontrollable, is a privileged element in much 20th-century experimental art-in music and painting as much as in film and literature-and Out 1 honors it to the maximum.
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