Chevalier Reviews

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January 9, 2020
It is very well-acted, and often chuckle-worthy, and it does pose an amusingly distant view at how we all constantly compete with one another anyway, whether we're using a rulebook or not.
May 30, 2019
Tsangari leaves plenty of room for interpretation in terms of figuring out what exactly this absurdist case of male competition can represent, but some moments point toward a fun case of role reversal between genders.
May 1, 2019
[Tsangari] has made Chevalier into a raffish and intelligent divertissement with one of the year's most applaudably in-sync ensembles.
April 5, 2019
Tsangari seems less interested in satire than in digressive dawdling, and while she probably achieved exactly the sterile tone that she wanted, a lot of Chevalier plays like Kubrick on horse tranquilizers, empty and benumbed.
March 29, 2019
Athina Rachel Tsangari's Chevalier is a timely arrival as it zeroes in on the minutiae that constructs the modern male identity.
February 20, 2019
Chevalier may, as well as a sideswipe at male ego and rivalry, be a wider sideways comment on the prevailing political situation in Greece, where everyone, even the two hired staff, gets drawn into the game.
August 25, 2018
Like a black comedy feminist Deliverance, Athina Rachel Tsangari finds lying within the cracks of masculine performativity an inherent struggle with the omnipresent 'threat' of the feminine.
August 23, 2018
This is a more accessible, funnier, piece from [director Athina Rachel] Tsangari showing her move towards slightly more mainstream fare.
May 1, 2018
Athina Rachel Tsangari, who reenergized contemporary Greek cinema with Lanthimos, succeeds in Chevalier by concentrating on a group of six men.
March 30, 2018
Chevalier is rich with bickering and petty squabbles, but the film is sustained thanks to the men's ability to preserve (for the most part) a modicum of respect toward one another, and toward the rules of their absurd game.
February 14, 2018
... there's another benefit to a greater percentage of female directors: a more critical take on masculinity.
September 28, 2017
Anybody who doubts that the film's trivial pursuits belie a cutting, Buuelian subtext should watch the final exterior shots carefully.
August 8, 2017
Chevalier is a hilarious but unapologetic glimpse into bad behavior among men who fancy themselves among society's elite.
April 5, 2017
"Chavlier" is a time bomb of a film, that doesn't really hit you until the countdown timer runs out as the credits roll.
January 27, 2017
It has a good deal to say about men from the perspective of a woman and it's never less than intriguing as these rather foolish characters challenge one another.
January 3, 2017
One is stuck with these unlikeable characters for 105 minutes, while they do very little to shock, to make the viewer laugh or to truly engage.
December 17, 2016
Tsangari and her co-writer, Efthymis Filippou, take a quietly amusing view of the men's one-upmanship, and the deft camerawork creates a vibrant style amid the film's confined [setting].
December 7, 2016
Tsangari's female perspective shines a light on the intrinsic issues with masculinity in our society. In an absolutely hilarious way, of course.
November 20, 2016
At once savage and insightful.
November 17, 2016
Once the film gets to its main point, it seems not to know what else to do with it other than to reiterate the same thing over and over again. [Full review in Spanish]
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