Reprise Reviews

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September 21, 2020
A promising feature-length debut from Norwegian director Joachim Trier.
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
October 18, 2008
Reprise alternately shows punk energy, library hush and comic anxiety. And despite ominous portents, the ending is cockeyed optimistic.
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 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.
June 20, 2008
Reprise is about negotiating the path from reckless youth to ambitious adulthood as much as it's about the craft of fiction.
June 19, 2008
It's not exactly breaking new ground, but the material has a real ring of truth to it. However, it should be said that this Norwegian import is also a bit sullen, which means it will be an acquired taste for some audiences.
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