Reprise Reviews

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May 16, 2008
An exuberant, exhilaratingly playful testament to being young and hungry â" for life and meaning and immortality, and for other young and restless bodies â" Reprise is a blast of unadulterated movie pleasure.
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.
May 16, 2008
A Norwegian movie that often looks and feels like a resurrected specimen of the French New Wave.
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.
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.
May 15, 2008
Like his subjects, Norwegian writer-director Joachim Trier is young and bursting with ambition
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 15, 2007
This quick-witted film is likely to be a fleeting presence on our overcrowded screens. Catch it while you can.
September 8, 2007
Form and content in perfect harmony.
September 7, 2007
Trier justifies the boys' hardships with a bright and breezy detour through would-be glories. Altogether he crafts a striking portrait of the artist as a young brat, with the leads showing enough sensitivity to carry it off.
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.
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.
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.
July 3, 2006
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