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Hiroshima Mon Amour Reviews

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August 3, 2017
Gorgeous and yearning, Hiroshima Mon Amour offers a still-modern thesis: Memory, like love, is a commodity that no one fully possesses.
May 22, 2016
Over 50 years later, HMA is still aesthetically bold, yet somehow Resnais's radical stylistic shifts are never jarring, rather feeling like they are part of a cohesive whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 15, 2016
Exquisitely beautiful and harrowing meditation on war and love.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 10, 2015
...effortlessly moves us between past and present, personal and political.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 9, 2015
A most chic Guernica, sumptuously abstract and visceral
August 4, 2015
a particularly compelling and fascinating film, one that has endured well beyond its importance in throwing open the gates to a new era in French cinema
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 5, 2014
If "Hiroshima, Mon Amour" is best enjoyed for its place in film history, its tragic love story and its haunting black-and-white cinematography, that still makes it a veritable must-see.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 30, 2014
"Hiroshima Mon Amour" will always be too studied a masterwork for some tastes. But Riva's performance, chief among its triumphs, remains electrifying.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 16, 2014
That rare movie in which present and past meld in every frame to convey a sense of time obliterated, or a dream having a nightmare.
October 14, 2014
The first film to juxtapose disastrous erotic passion with the political disasters of the mid century.
October 14, 2014
The facticity of the film itself is continually called into question by Alain Resnais's decision to blur the boundaries between nonfiction and fiction films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 30, 2014
[VIDEO ESSAY] Alain Resnais's early addition to the Nouvelle Vague cannon finds his pair of culturally diverse lovers of rising from the rubble of World War II.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
January 3, 2011
I can't say I really enjoyed myself watching Hiroshima mon amour. Resnais' style is deliberately off-putting - the thought of entertaining an audience seems repugnant to him - but I respect the film for its audacious storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 17, 2010
Though made in the late 50s, Hiroshima's imagery and music give it a feel at once modern and timeless, this is a beautiful piece of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 7, 2007
It's one of the landmark French New Wave films that featured innovative flashback techniques.
Full Review | Original Score: A
March 2, 2007
Resnais' audacious work in narrative and temporal structure, with screenplay from Duras, the film has endured due to its lyrical quality in depicting a love affair between a French actress and a Japanese architect in post WWII; a must-see for film lovers
Full Review | Original Score: A
February 23, 2007
Landmark French New Wave film--a must for movie buffs
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
December 4, 2006
| Original Score: 5/5
March 22, 2006
As a milestone of film, Hiroshima, Mon Amour cannot be overestimated.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 25, 2003
A somewhat stilted but still emotionally and intellectually engaging glimpse at profound and challenging questions of the role of memory in our sense of identity.
Read More | Original Score: 88/100
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