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Reprise Reviews

November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: A
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 20, 2008
Reprise is not just about engaging with or surviving through the creative instinct. It is that instinct.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 12, 2008
If you are young, male and dream of making a name for yourself in the arts, Reprise is about the joys and sufferings of that quest: It is a Jules and Jim for the punk-rock generation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 6, 2008
The jagged energy of this film's opening and closing moments leave you wondering where it might have gone and what it might have been.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 6, 2008
The word 'Reprise' may mean recurrence, but Trier's fleet, joyously intellectual film comes at us like anything but a retread.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 5, 2008
Drawing inspiration from the young-artists-in-angst tales of Godard, Truffaut and the French new wave, Joachim Trier's Reprise is both a charming homage and a vibrant work in its own right.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 30, 2008
The movie is enjoyable for its flashy surfaces--the witty editing, the narrative forecasting, the droll omniscient voice-over--but as drama it seems superficial.
May 23, 2008
Reprise has a smart and knowing script and will compel audiences to reflect on themselves at that age.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 23, 2008
It's an invigorating brew of dynamic visuals, quicksilver emotions, playful storytelling and chic, good-looking actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 23, 2008
Reprise, a vibrant new Norwegian film, burns with the passions of literature and youth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 23, 2008
The cinema is an ideal medium for considering characters like those in "Reprise," but you'd have to see Jules and Jim to find out why.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 22, 2008
A kinetic delight, Reprise comes from director Joachim Trier, born in Denmark but raised in Oslo, Norway, and it's a highlight of the filmgoing year so far.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
May 19, 2008
They really get the young writers and that enthusiasm, but then also that heartbreak.
May 16, 2008
An intelligent and occasionally profound portrait of a pair of artists as young men.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 16, 2008
As crisp and cool as a swig of Champagne.
May 16, 2008
Trier's intent is to reproduce a sweet, hazy vision of the agony of youth. Ever so elliptically, he succeeds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 16, 2008
[A] hilarious, smart and heartbreaking coming-of-age drama.
May 16, 2008
It's a fine film by any standard, on any scale.
May 16, 2008
An exuberant, exhilaratingly playful testament to being young and hungry " for life and meaning and immortality, and for other young and restless bodies " Reprise is a blast of unadulterated movie pleasure.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
May 16, 2008
The kind of discovery that comes along only a few times a year (if we're lucky), Joachim Trier's energetic, inventive debut takes such a novel approach to well-worn themes that it makes most movies look downright lazy.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 16, 2008
A Norwegian movie that often looks and feels like a resurrected specimen of the French New Wave.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 15, 2008
The vibrant Norwegian debut feature Reprise is one of those rare films about writers where form matches content, with fresh insights about the literary world coming via a complex, liberating series of flashbacks, ellipses, and other bold flourishes.
Read More | Original Score: B+
May 15, 2008
[Director Joachim Trier] captures, in a way that's cool and romantic and heady, the moment in life when nothing matters more than ideas, influences and the possibility of shaping one's life into a work of art.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 15, 2008
Like his subjects, Norwegian writer-director Joachim Trier is young and bursting with ambition
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 15, 2008
A savage, funny, tender, tragic and strangely beautiful riff on being young and growing up in a broken world.
May 12, 2008
An exhilarating weave of childhood remembrance, projection, literary digression, and impish commentary.
September 7, 2007
It's a by-turns flip and searching cineaste's rites-of-passage drama -- both for the characters and the director -- that deals entertainingly with the rivalries, doubts, fears and sexual entanglements of its twentysomething milieu.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 27, 2007
Effervescent, if somewhat baggy in structure, dramedy Reprise reps an impressive debut for young Norwegian Joachim Trier.
October 28, 2006
Trier's blend of genuine coolness, flesh-and-blood characters and a portrait of creative types that hits marrow, however, is a hat trick we'd gladly watch ad infinitum.
Read More | Original Score: 5/6
Top Critic
September 23, 2006
This likeable, smart Danish drama about two aspiring writers has some of the arch, extra-dry-martini quality of a Whit Stillman film, including jumping locations and a dry, ironic voice-over.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 3, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: A-