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Sagan Reviews

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Simon Miraudo
March 21, 2011
[The film] traps Françoise in a film so bland you would think it was depicting the lives of Isaac Funk and Adam Wagnalls and their attempts to publish a cheap, yet informative, encyclopedia.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
October 8, 2010
This biopic, from respected film maker Diane Kurys gives Sylvie Testud a chance to channel this witty, amusing woman and let us think about her life. But it bustles along so fast my sympathy was only intermittently engaged.
Jim Mitchell
October 8, 2010
If Sagan is an underappreciated literary icon as the filmmakers imply, they've failed to restore her memory any glory with this underwhelming, uninspiring portrait.
Craig Mathieson
October 7, 2010
To reference the other Sagan, this movie is something of a black hole. Then again, it wasn't conceived as a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)
October 7, 2010
Edited down from its original incarnation as a two-part TV mini-series, the film in memory becomes a series of scenes with Sagan staggering about dropping drunken bons mots. Nothing can redeem this laughable material.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
October 6, 2010
Sagan's fascinating life has been presented in a rather mundane fashion by Diane Kurys; it's chronologically plodding with a wall-papering of Sagan's writings on life and love in voice-over.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
October 6, 2010
What really damns it as literary biography is that it gives you little incentive to go back to her books.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Alice Tynan
Concrete Playground
October 5, 2010
It is with a sense of mere interested detachment that you learn about Sagan?s lovelorn, reckless existence.
Ben McEachen
Empire Magazine Australasia
October 4, 2010
Glum, grey portrait of an unhappy life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
September 30, 2010
The problem with this film is that it tries to puddle-jump her life in a series of many chapters that, ironically, combine to deliver an incomplete picture of the person
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
September 30, 2010
Getting a sense of Françoise Sagan, novelist, playwright, screenwriter and lover of excess is almost a suffocating experience
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Jordan Mintzer
February 23, 2012
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