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Wild Grass (Les Herbes Folles) Reviews

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
January 31, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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.
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 12, 2010
At age 88, Resnais hasn't lost his capacity to confound.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic
July 29, 2010
What can you say: The French sure know how to make pretty pictures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
July 23, 2010
Wild Grass might be the strangest film I've seen all year. Maybe all millennium. Is it any good? Quite frankly, I have no idea.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
July 22, 2010
Along with such fantasy elements as rich, primary colors and an ending that suggests we've jumped to some other cinematic dimension, Wild Grass, like compulsive filmmaking, embraces the intensity of subjective experience...
| Original Score: 3/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
July 15, 2010
At 88, the legendary French director Alain Resnais has earned the right to make whatever movie he wants, even a smug deconstructionist parlor game like Wild Grass. Thankfully, this doesn't require you to watch it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
July 15, 2010
Logic-huggers won't like it, but I found Wild Grass a prankish, lyrical and captivating experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
July 15, 2010
Wild Grass is carefree and anarchic, takes bold risks, spins in unexpected directions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter
July 9, 2010
Technically facile grope at dark romance.
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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
July 9, 2010
Revered French director Alain Resnais, now nearing 90, proves he still has spring in his step with the irrationally provocative romantic comedy Wild Grass.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
July 8, 2010
It exhausts its welcome after 10 minutes and keeps exhausting it for 90 more.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
July 8, 2010
"After the cinema, nothing surprises us," the narrator intones, and this is perhaps the only idea that Resnais wishes to gently leave with us.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 8, 2010
At first it isn't clear whether the film that unfolds is a thriller, romance, or mystery. As it happens, it is all of the above.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
July 2, 2010
I guess we're supposed to think these two are made for each other but ultimately Georges and Marguerite are filmic conceits.
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Michael Phillips
At the Movies
June 28, 2010
I found its high comedy very potent.
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A.O. Scott
At the Movies
June 28, 2010
Too oblique, too arch.
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New York Daily News
June 25, 2010
Many will be transported by its gorgeous construction and breathless emotion. Others will find it patently ridiculous.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
June 25, 2010
Doesn't advance film language, but it does confirm its director as one of the giants of the art.
| Original Score: 4/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
June 25, 2010
Wild Grass is a French movie for people afraid of French movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
June 25, 2010
A work of playful vigor and youthful wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Noel Murray
AV Club
June 24, 2010
What initially seemed like charming character eccentricities become more obviously random as the plot begins to zig and zag, as though Resnais were spinning a wheel to determine each scene's direction.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
June 23, 2010
Octogenarian filmmaker Alain Resnais (Last Year at Marienbad) explores notions of chance, routine, the presentation of self, and the odd stuff that can occur when a man meets a woman, at any age.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
June 23, 2010
Ever the pop-culture aesthete, Resnais makes wide-reaching references and allusions: He's acknowledged Curb Your Enthusiasm as a partial influence, and includes an onscreen quote from Gustave Flaubert...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
June 22, 2010
The 87-year-old filmmaker's latest is an insufferable exercise in cutie-pie modernism, painfully unfunny and precious to a fault.
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
June 22, 2010
A funny, soulful movie about love and other agonies and is among his finest movies in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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David Jenkins
Time Out
June 16, 2010
It's cheeky and confident, maybe one of the director's finest, and its loopy final line is the cryptic cherry on this oddball gāteau.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Jordan Mintzer
Variety
May 21, 2009
Alain Resnais continues his career-long experiment in filmmaking with the playfully flamboyant melodrama Wild Grass.