Wild Grass (Les Herbes Folles) Reviews

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August 9, 2018
There is plenty of whimsy, but none of it fresh or delightful.
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.
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.
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 13, 2010
Required viewing only for anybody writing a doctoral thesis on Resnais...
July 29, 2010
These are not likable characters, or even ones who seem to have regular contact with Planet Earth.
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.
July 23, 2010
Resnais gives us the occasional delightful dose of whimsy -- yet since so many events are sheer nonsense, the initial delight devolves into a slog.
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.
July 15, 2010
The most infuriating movie I've seen this year, and I saw Marmaduke.
July 12, 2010
Smug, self-satisfied narration, a deliberately retro score and dated-looking postmodern touches that have no purpose except to delight people who mistake films featuring self-serving celebrations of cinema with actual great cinema.
July 9, 2010
We like whimsy as much as the next person, but 100 minutes of idle fancy may be more than most can take.
July 9, 2010
Technically facile grope at dark romance.
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July 8, 2010
It exhausts its welcome after 10 minutes and keeps exhausting it for 90 more.
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.
June 28, 2010
Too oblique, too arch.
June 28, 2010
...while this whimsical film does not seem like the work of a man nearing ninety, it also lacks focus. Or at least Resnais isn't making it easy to be let in on his joke.
June 25, 2010
Many will be transported by its gorgeous construction and breathless emotion. Others will find it patently ridiculous.
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