You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet! Reviews

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Landon Palmer
Film School Rejects
June 2, 2014
Beautiful, difficult, frustrating, and engrossing, You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet is an undeniable accomplishment of form and experimentation.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 2, 2014
Undeniably clever.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
January 23, 2014
(Resnais is) still so far ahead of the multiple generations that have tried to follow in his footsteps, sometimes you just start feeling embarrassed for everyone else.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
December 13, 2013
At times I found myself not following the story so much, as merely drifting along with the strange moods of the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
July 12, 2013
What affects us most is Resnais's ingenious idea. And that affect is magnified by a surprise ending.
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
July 5, 2013
Resnais' occasional use of split-screen and other traditional special effects enhances the picture's various dualities, dreamy quality and decided staginess.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 28, 2013
Director Alain Resnais, now 91 and still at it, has made some great films. This isn't one of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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John Anderson
Newsday
June 13, 2013
Despite some hyperbolic excess, the process of Resnais' production is unexpected and free, and revisits the very nature of cinema, and theater, with a wondrous eye.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
June 7, 2013
There is something both mischievous and moving about a world-famous director who, closing on his 10th decade, designs a movie that celebrates his actors: their varying ages, their versatility, their heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
June 6, 2013
"You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" is a sly, elegant meditation on the relationship between reality and artifice. But it is a thought-experiment driven above all by emotion.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
June 6, 2013
Complex yet lighthearted, as diverting as it is meditative.
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
June 6, 2013
The prodigious talent on display is in itself a treat. The vision becomes added pleasure for those willing to enter into the spirit of exquisite pain and happiness alike.
Top Critic
June 6, 2013
Equally inspired by comics and experimental fiction, Resnais makes movies that don't so much break filmmaking conventions as circumvent them; at 91 years old, he remains one of the world's most unpredictable filmmakers, and one of its most idiosyncratic.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Eric Hynes
Time Out
June 4, 2013
What elevates the film is a pervasive, palpable sense of loss-between lover and beloved, young and old, stage and screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Calum Marsh
Village Voice
June 4, 2013
The title isn't meant to be taken as ironic: This is the work of a director very much capable of surprise.
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
May 28, 2013
Repetitive and stodgy performance by older veterans of a fictitious director.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Lisa Nesselson
Chicago Sun-Times
March 17, 2013
It's, like, totally, like, "meta." Metaphorical, metaphysical. It's also pretty amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
March 14, 2013
Alain Resnais reflects on some lifelong themes, and though this drama is characteristically eerie, it also conveys a calm that's rare in his work.
Stan Hall
Oregonian
February 21, 2013
While the meta-theatrical staging is artful and impeccable and the performances (pulled from a cast of actors Resnais has used over several decades) are superb, it's not the easiest film to sit through.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
September 24, 2012
Digital technology meets lyrical drama and classical myth in this puckishly daring, intricately original work of docu-theatre from the ninety-year-old director Alain Resnais.
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