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La Belle Noiseuse Reviews

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September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
February 20, 2008
It's a lighter film, but by no means slighter, more like the difference between a Henry James short story and an extended performance piece.
November 12, 2007
Like all great works of art, the film has a purity of line and structure as it plays out its theme.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 12, 2007
Rivette's superb sense of rhythm and mise en scene never falters, and the plot has plenty of twists.
November 6, 2006
Jacques Rivette's much praised Cannes Grand Prize winner vacillates between genuine insight and didactic mystique-of-the-artist bull****.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 26, 2006
As impeccably shot as its subject deserves, the film is more accessible than most of Rivette's work, with characteristically playful passing nods to the relationship between life and performance.
November 1, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
June 30, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 27, 2004
I won't explain what happens with the masterpiece; even at four hours, the film cooks up a certain amount of suspense and surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 19, 2004
In this molasses-slow four-hour drama, Jacques Rivette proves that he's got an understanding of fine art, but a minimal one of the art of movies.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
August 30, 2004
Hypnotically beautiful.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 15, 2004
One of the best movies about painting.
| Original Score: B+
December 17, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
September 16, 2003
The characters are unsympathetic, the circumstances are hard to relate to, the dialogue is laboured and the running time brutal. But there is also a surfeit of intelligence and beauty (in technical filmmaking terms) in Rivette's difficult film.
July 19, 2003
A four-hour French masterpiece about the creative process of an artist
July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 27, 2002
By methodically examining the rigors and contemplation that go into creating great art, French New Wave master Jacques Rivette, has created something of a masterpiece himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Some movies are worlds that we can sink into, and La Belle Noiseuse is one of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
The underlying ideas may be a little droopy, but they're staged in such exacting, private terms that they are redeemed.
January 1, 2000
What's good about the film is the sense of real evolution, of believable character change, instead of the Speedy Gonzalez transformations movie characters usually experience. What's also good is a realistic feel for the act of creation.
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