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Autumn Spring (Babí léto) Reviews

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August 19, 2003
This wisp of a Czech heart-warmer dubiously offers up amateur imposture as a form of geriatric empowerment.
September 5, 2003
Though more an actors' showcase than a deep meditation on growing old gracefully, this film leavens its ample humor with some affecting moments.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 5, 2003
Manages the rare achievement of provoking audience members to tears and laughter during the course of its 95 minute running time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 16, 2003
The accolades are much owed to Brodsky, who builds Frantisek into the oldster we'd all like to think we'll one day become.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 19, 2003
[Director Vladimír] Michálek dexterously balances the film's rueful somberness with infectious optimism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 21, 2003
[A] lovely comedy about old age, marriage, men and women.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 21, 2003
Autumn Spring is a Czech comedy that reveals that play can rejuvenate a marriage at any stage in the relationship if partners have plenty of patience and are willing to go with the flow.
April 3, 2003
Mr. Brodsky's final screen performance in one of his richest roles finds overlapping layers of humor and pathos.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 21, 2003
Blithely bittersweet comedy is a paean to personal freedom, and to the glories of '60s Czech cinema.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 22, 2003
Charms, due chiefly to the wonderful talent of Brodsky.
September 26, 2003
Marks an expansively funny memorial for Brodsky.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 26, 2003
Though the story line seems grim at times, it's always made lighter by Brodsky's gentle, often hilarious presence.
October 14, 2003
The kind of warm, uplifting champion-the-underdog film that studios now try to produce at any cost, a subgenre of world cinema that has been reduced to a formula.... Autumn Spring is the wonderful real deal.
| Original Score: 4/5
August 14, 2003
A wry, tender embrace of ageing and loving, dying and living, to the fullest, as best one can.
March 13, 2003
A subtly comic tale that in effect takes 'About Schmidt' forward by 15 years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 24, 2004
With its uplifting moral to stay young at heart, Autumn Spring is a bittersweet charmer about rogues, relationships and growing old.
December 11, 2003
A proud and optimistic testament to the youthful spirit of seniors who refuse to let such a trifle as their failed lives get in the way of a bit of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 21, 2003
A charming mix of Walter Mitty and About Schmidt.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 21, 2003
Director Vladimir Michalek and writer Jiri Hubac deftly suggest the pathos of old age while avoiding the saccharine and the morbid.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 21, 2003
Provides a compassionate look at problems of old age that Hollywood rarely bothers to treat seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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