Reprise Reviews

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November 17, 2011
September 7, 2011
October 18, 2008
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.
June 20, 2008
Reprise is not just about engaging with or surviving through the creative instinct. It is that instinct.
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.
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.
June 6, 2008
The word 'Reprise' may mean recurrence, but Trier's fleet, joyously intellectual film comes at us like anything but a retread.
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.
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.
May 23, 2008
Reprise, a vibrant new Norwegian film, burns with the passions of literature and youth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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