Reprise Reviews

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July 6, 2019
Embraces the old while forging brave new trails in the art form.
November 17, 2011
September 7, 2011
July 11, 2011
Stylistically bold, impressive feature debut about creative youth
October 18, 2008
October 18, 2008
October 18, 2008
October 18, 2008
Reprise alternately shows punk energy, library hush and comic anxiety. And despite ominous portents, the ending is cockeyed optimistic.
October 18, 2008
August 30, 2008
Trier is having more fun in the editing room than his story requires and he'd be well advised to spend more time in the deeper development and dramatic elements of his characters.
August 1, 2008
This story about two aspiring writers in their early 20s has the fearlessness and vivacity of a first novel, and its playful approach to chronology and voice-over narration serves to amplify its themes instead of coming off as a show-off trick.
July 28, 2008
This is that rare film where a daring style is connected to real substance, and that's an exciting thing to experience in a first-time director.
July 28, 2008
Although there's no romantic triangle as in Francois Truffaut's classic 1961 film Jules and Jim, it seems obvious that film was an influence here.
July 28, 2008
Reprise is an ordinary tale of post-adolescent angst that would benefit from a cleaner plot line, clearer characterizations and more intriguing situations.
July 25, 2008
I realized the movie had lost me when it occurred to me that after spending many minutes with Phillip and Erik, I had no interest in reading any novel that either of them might have written.
July 25, 2008
... film full of wry comments and textural gestures - Trier mixes film stock and references to MTV-style jump cuts and the French New Wave (Truffaut's Jules and Jim is an obvious point of reference) to the extent that the pyrotechnics threaten to b
July 12, 2008
Its fresh opening combined with the satisfying resolution in the final 20 minutes help to compensate for a fizzling mid-section.
July 3, 2008
As auspicious -- and breathless -- a debut as Reservoir Dogs was for Tarantino.
June 27, 2008
Like Jules and Jim or Band of Outsiders blended with A Hard Day's Night.
June 20, 2008
Reprise is not just about engaging with or surviving through the creative instinct. It is that instinct.
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