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La Jetée (The Pier) Reviews

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March 9, 2012
The major influence on Terry Gilliam's 12 Monkeys, La Jetée is made up almost entirely of still photographs that tell the futuristic story of a time traveler.
February 23, 2012
It's a stirring, emotional film about the unique hold memories have over people's lives and how experiences themselves are fleeting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 29, 2011
One of the greatest films ever made.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
January 5, 2008
Lovely.
| Original Score: 5/5
August 1, 2007
Always confounding even when it seems accessible, the mysterious and gripping plot raises unanswerable questions about time, memory and the progress of life on this planet.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
June 6, 2007
Incredibly influential, dauntingly beautiful short made up almost entirely of stills. Inspired a generation of sci-fi directors.
June 6, 2007
A remarkable and unique experimental short that consists solely of still frames, narration, music and sound effects as it relates an apocalyptic tale of memory and time-travel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 6, 2007
One of the best of all SF films is this haunting, apocalyptic 27-minute French short by the great Chris Marker.
September 8, 2006
Eisenstein stripped back to the studs. Powerful, haunting, unforgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 95/100
June 24, 2006
The soundtrack's texture is similarly sparse, and the fluid montage leads the viewer into the sensation of watching moving images. Until, that is, an extraordinary epiphany when an image genuinely does move.
May 9, 2005
I find it tediously pretentious, but there are striking images in it, and it does get across a vague impression of Frankensteinian meddling with the brain.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 21, 2003
This is Marker's masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 4, 2003
It is an essential fiction, a short story whose diminutive length does little to foretell its breadth.
May 16, 2003
The most haunting sci-fi film ever made.
| Original Score: 5/5
January 9, 2003
A perfect little short all shot in still images -- more haunting than its big-budget remake, 12 Monkeys
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
December 2, 2002
One of the most startling and haunting films to ever fall under the banner of science fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 21, 2002
The narrator's own haunting story is what makes this film truly mesmerizing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 5, 2002
One of the most cohesive expressions found in the art form.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
An unusual picture that is hard to predict, and also a film that grows on you are you are watching it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
It's no exaggeration, finally, to say that La Jetee may represent film's closest approach to poetry.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
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