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Diva Reviews

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February 22, 2008
As with so many pop moments a quarter-century on, what once looked sexy now smells a little sexist.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 23, 2004
Here is a director taking audacious chances, doing wild and unpredictable things with his camera and actors, just to celebrate moviemaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 28, 2011
A topsy-turvy wonderland of stylistic riffs and thematic threads reverberating back on themselves for the sheer, exuberant, sexy hell of it.
May 22, 2008
Director Jean Jacques-Beineix's pop art pastiche is a glittering mix of artifice and genuine cool with its intricate yet effortless thriller plot enacted by some of the screen's most individual and eccentric characters; its combination of playful sexiness
November 1, 2007
An endlessly-inventive,edge-of-your-seat crime caper blessed with an abundance of amusing twist and turns, a stirring soundtrack and unorthodox cinematography which all add up to a sumptuous cinematic classic among the very best movies ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 10, 2008
Beineix choreographs the actors and the camera into a stunning and stylish cinematic dance... This is not a musical in the strict sense of the word but it certainly feels like one in the way it moves.
December 17, 2016
[An] enthusiastic celebration of consuming beautiful things because they are beautiful.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
October 18, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
October 31, 2007
It flows between its romance, drama and thriller plots more smoothly than today's best genre-blenders.
October 31, 2007
The novel touches, bizarre chases and plot twists, breathtaking camerawork by Philippe Rousselot and tension-filled editing, make Diva a superior piece of entertainment.
March 22, 2008
Jean-Jacques Beniex's bold experiment is worth a place of importance in cinematic history.
February 7, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
July 17, 2007
Intelligent, gripping and slick French thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: A
December 29, 2007
... Beineix directs with a visual cleverness and a witty playfulness that tells the audience to hang back and have fun.
February 23, 2008
...back upon its original 1981 release, it was a true 'wow,' a filmic equivalent of the post-punk new wave music scene that was current.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 10, 2008
A light-headed, fleet-footed French caper, Jean-Jacques Beineix's ultra-stylish Diva stormed the art houses when it was released in 1982, and it's still a lot of fun now -- though its hip patina feels more quaint these days than cool.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 7, 2007
I still loved every minute of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 31, 2007
Half a century later, a glut of über-groovy meta-thrillers has blunted the novelty of Diva, but its gamboling flair is still a kick.
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