Café de Flore Reviews
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.
November 8, 2012
Feels less like a movie than like a cinematic jigsaw puzzle whose agitation undermines the very continuity it wants to portray.
November 5, 2012
Decade-hopping metaphysical romance descends into overwrought histrionics.
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.
October 31, 2012
The film's delicately curated textures are flushed down the toilet of narrative contrivance.
October 30, 2012
Jean-Marc Valle deploys a pretty sweeping arsenal of clichs in shoving his camera through the characters' streams of consciousness.
May 14, 2012
The double-barrelled plot demonstrates great imagination. It's a shame that it amounts to so little.
May 10, 2012
Remove the subtitles, and it's one of Cameron Crowe's head-in-the-clouds dramas, as scripted by M Night Shyamalan...
May 9, 2012
Whatever its flaws, in the moment this is one to set the film-lover's pulse racing.
April 26, 2012
There's something quite haunting about the film, and perhaps more than one viewing is required to sort it all out.
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.
November 18, 2011
Caf de flore leaves you wrestling with your emotions, not sure of how to react.
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 Caf de Flore amounts to more than the triumph of style over substance.
September 9, 2011
The film is generous to all its besotted creatures, and to the audience as well. Viewers who fall in love with Caf de Flore will find that it loves them back.