Wild Grass (Les Herbes Folles) Reviews

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August 5, 2019
A feast for the senses, at once intoxicating and just uncomfortable enough to offer a bracing twist.
July 24, 2019
With a vibrant colour scheme inspired by graphic novels, a silky jazz score, and a slip-sliding narrative that takes inspired turns, Wild Grass seems both reckless and immaculately controlled.
August 9, 2018
There is plenty of whimsy, but none of it fresh or delightful.
July 30, 2018
It is all so glorious, and all so frustrating... Resnais fully finds here what he has sought since at least Life is a Bed of Roses in 1983: an unbearable lightness of being.
May 19, 2018
A glorious mix of comedy and fantasy, Resnais is improving with age, creating characters that probably are a reflection of his view on the world, with his experience and charm.
October 11, 2015
Although Wild Grass doesn't reach the heights of Resnais' earliest works, it provides ample evidence that the director can still produce vibrant and thrilling work and hopefully will continue to do so through his 90s as well.
April 4, 2011
March 2, 2011
A confounding psychodrama that made me laugh in the scenes that were meant to be serious and remain mute in the scenes that were meant to be amusing.
February 24, 2011
Resnais is having fun here, possibly at the expense of audiences who demand tradition.
January 31, 2011
November 4, 2010
... a delightful reminder of the romantic streak and cinematic whimsy still in this 88-year-old cinema elder.
October 8, 2010
Director Alain Resnais’ roundabout romance about missed connections and misplaced intentions is gorgeous to watch but difficult to track.
September 26, 2010
I recognize the Resnais I love in this movie, poking through here and there, a fumble-fingered god experimenting with his creation: a wobbly, lopsided world warmed by its maker's affection.
September 22, 2010
Wild Grass is about the randomness of life, and how the meaning behind arbitrary events is incomprehensible and opaque. This also describes what the experience of watching the film is like.
September 21, 2010
Alain Resnais keeps sprouting marvelous artistic herbage at an age when most of his contemporaries are pushing up grass from a different perspective.
August 29, 2010
Wild Grass is the vision of Alain Resnais. He suggests that anything can happen in movies. Or in our imaginations.
August 20, 2010
Resnais' funky, frothy bonbon of a film is nevertheless a breathtaking sight to see.
August 19, 2010
Wild Grass is nearly the same movie as Amelie, only minus the charm and the appeal.
August 18, 2010
Wild Grass is a mess, and not in a particularly compelling way.
August 15, 2010
Camera movements, graphic matches, and strange tonal balances carry a lot of expressive weight in this story about chance encounters, creepy follow-ups, and abrupt changes of heart.
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