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Autumn Tale (Conte d'Automne) Reviews

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March 1, 2018
Autumn Tale [is] the final--and best--of Eric Rohmer's 1990s series Tales of the Four Seasons..what gives this romantic comedy a deeper charm, a special poignancy, is that extra seasoning these well-traveled, wonderfully imagined characters possess.
December 6, 2006
The goings-on come across as a bit too lightweight.
July 21, 2005
The film is delightfully unpredictable, warm, nuanced. It's civilized entertainment.
January 13, 2004
Terrific performances and masterful direction make this a warm delight for art-minded viewers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 20, 2003
With this romance, the director, now in his late 70s, completes his Tales of Four Seasons quartet on a hopeful note. Although slight in plot and slow in pace, the film offers much to admire.
| Original Score: 3/4
March 10, 2003
This French film is a quietly interesting but unusually perceptive story about love and relationships.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 15, 2002
The 79-year-old writer-director proves that age has only purified his special ability to mine emotional truth from tiny moments with exquisite finesse.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 5, 2002
[Rohmer's] best film in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 3, 2002
t's another enjoyable comedy of manners that seems both highly original, and, at the same time, pleasantly familiar.
Read More | Original Score: B
March 4, 2002
In this enchanting film, our hearts go out to these well-meaning women who want only the best for the friend they love.
February 14, 2001
Though you wouldn't know it from Hollywood's kids 'r us obsessions, directors actually can improve as they advance in age.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Top Critic
January 1, 2000
As sublimely warming an experience as the autumn sun that shines benevolently on the vineyard owned by the film's central character, Magali.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 1, 2000
It's a solidly entertaining effort -- the kind of movie that can be enjoyed by anyone who appreciates discerning comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
If a part of me has resisted and sometimes even resented his mastery, this undoubtedly can be traced to a problem with realism that his work as a whole throws into relief. To put it crudely, why reproduce the real world when we have the thing itself?
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
The latest in a long, rich series of films by the perceptive French director, who tells stories about people we'd like to know, or be.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
The generation gap between heart and mind and youth and maturity is sharply underscored in this introspective study, with Libolt a standout as the dating game's befuddled, charming pawn.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 1, 2000
Here, in vigorous old age, comes another master: Eric Rohmer, age 79, whose Autumn Tale is now brightening the lives of all who watch it.
January 1, 2000
This was Rohmer's fourth and final film about the seasonal cycle and it might be his best one, letting in the most sunlight.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 1, 2000
Sitting through Eric Rohmer's Autumn Tale is rather like being trapped at a small dinner party with a half-dozen, loquacious strangers. As they drone on and on, you realize why this form of conversation is called small talk.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
It is easy to be interested in these people because they are so much like us. But is it enough to keep us from hitting the channel changer looking for distraction?
Full Review | Original Score: 71/100
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