The Gleaners and I Reviews
September 16, 2020
Agnès Varda's essay film about people who gather and pick vegetables and fruit after harvests are over in the country, and after farmers markets have packed up in the city, is serious, but light and airy.
February 24, 2020
Why has The Gleaners and I struck such a chord? I suspect it's due in considerable part to Agnès Varda's own presence.
November 12, 2018
One of Agnès Varda's best works, the down to earth charm effectively hides a damning political critique in plain sight.
April 24, 2017
...minor Varda, in a way, but it's also a moving summation of her life's work.
November 23, 2011
Varda is, herself, a gleaner. Her eyes are her tools, and her camera is her basket. Insatiably curious, she seeks, finds, redeems. ... When we pay attention, attention pays.
March 24, 2010
A tribute to all the people who think outside the box.
September 12, 2009
A moving humanist/social conscience documentary.
September 28, 2005
strings together observations about psychotherapy, freeway traffic and the origins of cinema while opening our eyes to a subculture few of us ever think about.
December 13, 2004
Visually brilliant inside look at the world of food production.
March 11, 2003
A pleasure to watch - part documentary, part personal essay, part unguided tour. It's a chance to understand ourselves differently by seeing the things we choose not to use.
March 10, 2003
The Gleaners and I shows Varda in full flower, ever reaping what she has sown.
October 14, 2002
However rudimentary her thesis on the subject is, Varda is able to explore her interest, pass it on to the viewer and still give them something to learn about.
September 26, 2002
[A] lyrically ramshackle essay about people, including Varda herself, who don't fit into society's cubbyholes.
July 18, 2002
A bewitching documentary that mischievously fuses the past with the present, the rich with the poor, the idle with workaholic
May 31, 2002
Varda draws a neat parallel between the collective urge and her own career in filmmaking.