May 17, 2004
[Director] Tavernier takes his time in capturing this time period - at the expense of a concise narrative and often the viewer's interest.
May 8, 2004
Tavernier's fatal flaw is letting the film bog down in studio politics and the filmmaking process, something which hasn't carried a "serious" film since The Player.
January 23, 2004
Longer than 2 1/2 hours, there's too much to sort out and the confusion becomes annoying.
February 7, 2003
There's an excellent 90-minute film here; unfortunately, it runs for 170.