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Café de Flore Reviews

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
November 22, 2012
A forgettable film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
November 16, 2012
It's terribly long and repetitive for so delicately dreamy a diptych, and at times the modern-day story feels like little more than a drawn-out apologia for the wandering male gaze.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
November 9, 2012
Goes from intriguing to irritating.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
November 8, 2012
Feels less like a movie than like a cinematic jigsaw puzzle whose agitation undermines the very continuity it wants to portray.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Neil Young
Hollywood Reporter
November 5, 2012
Decade-hopping metaphysical romance descends into overwrought histrionics.
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Brian Miller
Village Voice
November 1, 2012
This mushy, mystical French-Canadian melodrama tries to make parallel a pair of love stories: one between preteens with Down syndrome in 1969 Paris, and the second between a Quebecois DJ and his new amour some 40 years later.
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Eric Hynes
Time Out
October 31, 2012
The film's delicately curated textures are flushed down the toilet of narrative contrivance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
May 9, 2012
Whatever its flaws, in the moment this is one to set the film-lover's pulse racing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
April 18, 2012
This is a gorgeous, flashy, widescreen epic, like Boogie Nights or Casino, about the most essential things in life: Family, friends and love. But most of all, love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
November 18, 2011
Café de flore leaves you wrestling with your emotions, not sure of how to react.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
November 18, 2011
The film commands our attention again as more connections emerge -- not enough to fully solve the mystery, but sufficient to convince us that Café de Flore amounts to more than the triumph of style over substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Guy Dixon
Globe and Mail
September 13, 2011
Simply a beautiful, intricate film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Mary Corliss
TIME Magazine
September 9, 2011
The film is generous to all its besotted creatures, and to the audience as well. Viewers who fall in love with Café de Flore will find that it loves them back.
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Boyd van Hoeij
September 1, 2011
[A] loose-limbed, emotionally complex work.