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Va Savoir Reviews

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Chris Chang
Film Comment Magazine

Although the acting and recombinant twists of the plot dance with spontaneity, Rivette's mise-en-scène is precision exemplified.

Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine

June 17, 2013
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

It's an engaging diversion from a master director who, at the ripe age of 78, appears to be once again at the top of his game.

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

November 12, 2007
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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It lacks the scariness, the mystery, and even much of the curiosity of Rivette's better work.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

November 12, 2007


Jacques Rivette's playful romance takes time to find its feet, yet its leisurely charm and generous compassion towards its characters proves a winning combination.

Full Review Source: Film4

November 12, 2007
Philip French
Observer [UK]

The result is like a formation dance performed at the speed of a chess game.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

November 12, 2007
Emanuel Levy

In its artistic quality, subtle complexity, and thematic concerns Rivette's film recalls Renoir's Rules of the Game and particularly Ingmar Bergman's Smiles of a Summer Night, which also deals with a theatrical troupe and the notion of life versus art

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: A

February 27, 2007
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

If true love is a state in which each sees the other as he or she would most want to be seen (and maybe it isn't), then Va savoir (Who Knows) is the definition of true love.

Full Review Source: City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

May 19, 2004
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly

Leave it to the French to release a film that refuses to pander to the lowest common denominator.

| Original Score: 3/4

May 20, 2003

Empire Magazine

It's slight, contrived and conceited. But, oh, for more films as flawed as this one.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

December 23, 2002
Brian Walker

It's possible to walk away with either a warm glow or thinking, so what? To which I'd reply by quoting the translation of the title: who knows?

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

October 30, 2002
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan

For my money, this is a pretentious, overlong (150 minutes), boring film about people for whom living seems to be a chore, and human connection impossible.

Full Review Source: San Diego Metropolitan

October 21, 2002
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today

There are a number of fantastic scenes in Va Savoir, but the realities of its characters and their portrayals -- some no doubt a function of a different culture, others undercooked in any language -- undermine its effectiveness.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Today | Original Score: C-

September 23, 2002
Christopher Null

A curiosity that's easily forgettable.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 12, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Rivette and his players know that exploring the unanswerable is where the fun and riches lie. Anyone who treasures precisely tuned direction and meaningful dialogue will agree.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

August 17, 2002
Andrew Howe

An intelligent, sophisticated hymn to modern-day relationships.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/4

March 29, 2002
Jeremy Heilman

This might sound terribly convoluted, but on screen it plays out simply and humorously.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/4

March 5, 2002
Lisa Stokes
Orlando Weekly

Rivette deftly entertains while intellectually posing conundrums and revealing the complexity of human desires.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly | Original Score: 4/5

February 28, 2002
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies

For those people, like me, who do not become engaged by the rambling and plodding story that screenwriters Pascal Bonitzer and Christine Laurent created, the film is sleep-inducing.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 2/5

January 26, 2002
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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A generally wonderful experience, though it should come with a warning posted outside the theatre: Not for the impatient.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 4/4

January 25, 2002
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Slow but savvy look at what we do for love.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B

January 10, 2002
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