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A Very Long Engagement Reviews

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Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
November 22, 2010
As in any fable, there are spires, towers and moats, and it's a spellbinding saga - a macabre dance choreographed by its romance's throbbing heart. Mathilde and Manech's love left its mark in many places, so why not the grungiest and war-torn?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 30, 2007
Filmmaker Jeunet applies his aestheticized approach (which worked well for Amelie) to a WWII melodrama to some mixed results.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic
July 28, 2005
It's a romantic epic, an intense and gripping look at WWI, and a nifty little mystery-quest all rolled into one.
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
July 21, 2005
a successful genre combination of a war film, period romance, detective story and black comedy
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat
July 16, 2005
Jean-Pierre Jeunet represents that select group of filmmakers who treat special effects as their own art.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
July 11, 2005
A Very Long Engagement is every bit the fantasy, the fairy tale, that Amelie was, yet we are expected to take it seriously. I couldn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Uri Lessing
eFilmCritic.com
June 28, 2005
...light entertainment, but offers only a shallow insight into war.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
April 13, 2005
...equal parts whimsy and war horrors, a potentially combustible combination that succeeds largely due to Jeunet's ability to turn absurd melodrama into something magical.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
March 20, 2005
As lovely to look at it as it is heart-wrenching, "A Very Long Engagement" is one of the best films of 2004.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/4
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
March 17, 2005
(...) Una película vistoza, llamativa, en muchos aspectos sorprendente, pero que no deja de sonar a figurita repetida, a cosa ya vista.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rick Kisonak
MovieWeb
March 8, 2005
This is one of the finest films -- foreign or otherwise -- to come along in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
February 23, 2005
The look of the film is impeccable, with very realistic-looking war and street scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
February 19, 2005
Entirely deserving of its unofficial subtitle 'Amelie Goes To War', this is a well-made, frequently enjoyable drama, although the whimsical direction often seems inappropriate for the darkness of the material.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
February 11, 2005
one very imaginative boring movie
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
February 6, 2005
It's worth seeing for the (sometimes computer-generated) visuals.
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
February 5, 2005
A harrowing account of why the French ARE NOT p*****s
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 2, 2005
A movie where you know at once that it will still be watched 60 or 70 years down the road, and that it will lose none of its power or charm in the intervening years
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
January 28, 2005
The fog of war frames a sprawling romantic fable and epic mystery.
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
January 27, 2005
Grand, sad and a far more sobering experience than Amelie.
| Original Score: A-
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus
January 24, 2005
One of those rare gems that don't come along too often.
| Original Score: 86/100
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