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Irma Vep Reviews

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August 1, 2011
Light, playful, and self-reflexive, Assayas' film is a mi or work but it's enjoyable and boasts a graceful performance from Maggie Cheung.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 7, 2009
The post-modern compulsions on display here may bring movies together, but they also keep people apart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 3, 2008
A wonderful tribute to filmmaking that could only be made in France, it has delightful performances and a low-budget style -- like the film it parodies -- which work beautifully.
March 3, 2008
Irma Vep's director, Olivier Assayas, evinces a love of the process that's nearly as palpable as Truffaut's.
March 3, 2008
Slender but appealing.
June 24, 2006
A delightfully nonchalant movie, complete with some nice satirical barbs aimed at contemporary French film culture, and fine performances throughout.
October 14, 2005
Amusing satire on French cinema and the insanity that is filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 29, 2004
We just love to make movies about movies to deconstruct them, to see what's behind them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 30, 2003
Cheung, slinking around the corridors of her hotel in her sheath of shiny black latex to the dissonant chords of Sonic Youth, is an instant icon of everything cool.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 20, 2003
Minor but witty.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 13, 2003
Like many French products, it's quirky but not all it's cracked up to be.
| Original Score: 3/5
April 30, 2003
One of the few movies about making movies that captures the kinetic madness of the process. Maggie Cheung, playing herself, floats like a bemused Buddha through the maelstrom, offering a welcome sense of grace and normalcy.
| Original Score: 4/5
April 11, 2003
Love of film is the magical point of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 17, 2002
A sometimes scathing, sometimes goodnatured satire of the French film industry.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 5, 2002
[It] seems to function as a cinematic state of affairs, examining the functions and motivations behind the movies we see.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 14, 2001
As effortless as a shrug and boasts a film buff's dream cast.
January 1, 2000
Assayas turns the camera on the behind-the-scenes process, and the results are both comic and revealing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
Scripted in ten days and shot in less than a month, the film unravels like a delirious piece of automatic writing, though in this case the sinister implications apply to a very different world -- our own.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
It's a languorous love ballad, and a daring one, about the way moving pictures move, the way they hold light, the way they steal from us when we're not looking.
January 1, 2000
Assayas demonstrates an assured light touch here, drawing expert comic performances from Cheung, Richard and Ogier while using a 16mm hand-held camera to lend the film a live, experimental quality.
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