Reprise Reviews

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.
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.
June 20, 2008
[Trier] sometimes lapses into the literary clichés he aims to ridicule.
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.
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
Told in the subjunctive, this psuedo-existential hogwash, with two protagonists I didn't give a fig about, gives a new meaning to the word 'slow'.
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 14, 2008
...both showy and precious.... On top of that, it feels like self-consciously warmed over Godard, with traces of Run, Lola, Run tossed in.
May 5, 2008
Norwegian auteur Joachim Trier isn't a close relative of Lars von Trier, but his debut feature film bares the characteristics of an ambitious if overreaching young filmmaker taunting his elders to scold him for his audacity.