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Autumn Tale (Conte d'Automne) Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Lisa Nesselson
Variety
June 19, 2008
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 27, 2007
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
The film is delightfully unpredictable, warm, nuanced. It's civilized entertainment.
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Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
The he-said, she-said shenanigans suggest that high school may be eternal but autumn has its wisdom. In the last scene, the 78-year-old filmmaker brings his favorite conspirator back for a last dance -- it's a vintage performance that invites applause.
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 1, 2000
There's a form of poetic justice in all this, and it gives the film, otherwise straitlaced, its jagged wit: Women on the lookout for love may be fools, but they make sure to turn the men who romance them into even bigger ones.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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?
| Original Score: 3/4
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New York Times
January 1, 2000
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Eric Rohmer is the KFC of international cinema. The 79-year- old director has been doing just one thing for decades, but he does it right.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
January 1, 2000
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New York Times
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
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Entertainment Weekly
July 9, 1999
Full Review | Original Score: A