CÚline et Julie Vont en Bateau (Celine and Julie Go Boating) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

CÚline et Julie Vont en Bateau (Celine and Julie Go Boating) Reviews

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Top Critic
Variety Staff
November 12, 2007
An over indulged, overlong film that has some gem-like moments but also repetitiveness and preciosity.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine
April 30, 2012
If cinema can indeed "think," Jacques Rivette's CÚline and Julie is an epistemological treatise.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
December 14, 2015
The loosely guided performances are often slack, and the thin depiction of daily life lessens the power of fantasy, yet Rivette's fretful view of the dangers of stories is, in effect, a self-portrait as a cinephile on the verge of hallucination.
November 12, 2007
A witty salute to theater, female bonding, hallucinogenic candy, and those old standbys, fantasy and reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
November 12, 2007
Jacques Rivette's 193-minute comic feminist extravaganza is as scary and unsettling in its narrative high jinks as it is exhilarating in its uninhibited slapstick.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 1, 2000
In a perfect world, there would be an old movie palace somewhere that plays Celine and Julie Go Boating over and over.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jon Fortgang
July 16, 2003
With its commentary on art and fantasy, this is a radical experiment in non-linear filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
June 24, 2006
A pleasant folly.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
It is an incomprehensible, enjoyable, uninhibited slapstick romp.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
July 29, 2012
one of the seminal films of the French New Wave...delightful
Full Review | Original Score: A
Keith Uhlich
Slant Magazine
November 6, 2006
Jacques Rivette's masterpiece is a deceptively light-hearted confection that begins and ends (or, rather, begins again) at the entrance to a Parisian wonderland.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Robert Hanks
Independent (UK)
May 6, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Andrew Pulver
November 12, 2007
Dialogue is minimal and events, such as they are, are propelled by a whimsicality characteristic of its era.
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Nora Sayre
New York Times
May 9, 2005
When this movie sags, it becomes a series of skits, but the best parts do achieve the spontaneity and impudent freshness that this director relishes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
December 11, 2003
Jacques Rivette's spry and intoxicating 1974 comedy Celine and Julie Go Boating observes the way women look at each other, themselves, and the world around them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly
August 21, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Thomson
January 1, 2000
Rivette's originality means that we find ourselves in the midst of what often seems like a dream.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
July 24, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
May 5, 2006
A charming and beautifully planned drama that resolves nothing -- and doesn't need to.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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