Cleo From 5 to 7 (Cléo de 5 à 7) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Cleo From 5 to 7 (Cléo de 5 à 7) Reviews

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May 21, 2015
...stands apart from the French New Wave in that it is very much the story of a woman, not about a woman.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 25, 2014
[VIDEO ESSAY] The filmic transportation from the "ephemeral" to the "miraculous" - from the disguised to the unveiled - speaks volumes in unaffected feminist terms about female reality in Paris in 1961.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
November 14, 2013
The locations, costumes, and fantastic cinematography and editing present a time-capsule of pure wow.
May 6, 2010
Definitely a document from lost-past times.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 30, 2010
The Parisian streetscapes are beautiful and thrilling, and the tarot scene at the beginning, combined with overheard fragments of anxious city lives, give this something of TS Eliot.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 29, 2010
Race to see Agnes Varda's exquisite 1962 New Wave masterpiece, about an hour and a half in the life of a gorgeous, possibly dying chanteuse.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 29, 2010
One of the Nouvelle Vague's boldest achievements.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 29, 2010
Like many New Wave films, Cléo from 5 to 7 alternates between ambiguity and charm on the one hand, vagueness and whimsy on the other.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 29, 2010
This remarkable feature typifies all that was good in French film-making during its celebrated New Wave.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2007
Varda could have stopped after "Cleo From 5 to 7" with the assurance that she'd contributed more to cinema than most directors.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 21, 2006
Varda transforms the typical French cinema gamine into a complex, tragic figure: the girl who's all too good at playing plaything, forced to face the hollowness of her youth.
November 13, 2006
Varda uses her documentary skills to take an objective approach to the material, rather than a sentimental one. It's amazing how much can happen in two hours.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 10, 2006
... has its spirited moments.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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February 9, 2006
Not every minute is as spirited as Varda would like us to believe, but in the cinema of enchantment this ranks pretty high.
May 9, 2005
Generally, Mlle. Varda is so absorbed with her camera stunts, as she is in that scene in the hat shop or when she is screening that comedy short, that the essential concentration on the heroine is neglected and the interest lost.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 7, 2004
As good as almost any entry from the French New Wave...a devastating portrait of running out of time...
| Original Score: 5/5
July 12, 2003
By most accounts, photographer-turned-director Agnès Varda is considered the archetypal girl who crashed the big boys' clubhouse, and Cléo from 5 to 7 was the film that paid her membership fee.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 3, 2003
Why Agnes Varda's Cleo From 5 to 7 is not considered a classic of the French New Wave on the order of Truffaut's The 400 Blows or Godard's Breathless is a complete mystery. Well, I tell a lie.
January 29, 2003
Told in real time, Agnès Varda's film has tons of heart and brains to match.
| Original Score: 4/5
April 19, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
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