Manon of the Spring (Manon des Sources) Reviews

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August 14, 2012
Berri also remains a boringly uninteresting director, dotting every i and crossing every t with nothing much on his mind but platitude.
March 26, 2009
Berri is unable to overcome the inherent feebleness of the Manon character, here played ineffectually by the lovely and talented Emmanuelle Beart.
June 24, 2006
There is a satisfying symmetry to events, with Manon able to take her revenge on the Soubeyrans.
September 25, 2003
The acting, from that of the four major stars to the numerous supporting cast members, is without flaw.
May 20, 2003
The movie is stuffed with cues for arias that are never heard.
January 1, 2000
Auteil's Ugolin is so well drawn, it's a shame to see the role lost.
April 9, 2019
Claude Bern's direction is confident and controlled, and the performances of Daniel Auteuil and Yves Montand have great authority; but perhaps the casting of Emmanuelle Bean is less happy.
January 2, 2016
The Gallic version of peak Merchant Ivory: it really seems like the thing that it is can't help but be awful, and instead it's really great.
July 16, 2015
[VIDEO ESSAY] "Jean de Florette / Manon des Sources" is an emotionally potent movie whose lush depiction of Provence captures your imagination in such a tangible way that you feel as if you are living there during the period.
February 20, 2015
Manon of the Spring loses much of Jean de Florette's intensity ... [but] as a bookend set, these two pictures shouldn't be missed.
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