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L'année dernière à Marienbad (Last Year at Marienbad) Reviews

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Cole Smithey
February 6, 2008
| Original Score: 5/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 1, 2008
Remains one of cinema's glorious enigmas, endlessly compelling and intriguing.
Kent Turner
January 17, 2008
The beautiful last gasp of black-and-white cinematography
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric Kohn
New York Press
January 16, 2008
Consistent with his other great works, Marienbad transcends reality. Resnais' projects haven't aged because they defy time.
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
January 15, 2008
The movie is what it is -- a sustained mood, an empty allegory, a choreographed moment outside of time, and a shocking intimation of perfection.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 15, 2008
The film's dreamlike cadences, frozen tableaux, and distilled surrealist poetry are too eerie, too terrifying even, to be shaken off as camp. For all its notoriety, this masterpiece among masterpieces has never really received its due.
Jon Fortgang
January 15, 2008
Fascinating, perplexing and infuriating in equal measure, this spectacular example of dreamlike filmmaking deserves to be approached with an open -- or opened -- mind. Every aspect is ambiguous, but the rewards are there.
Rob Gonsalves
April 9, 2007
The mystery all film lovers eventually must grapple with.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Obscure, oneiric, it's either some sort of masterpiece or meaningless twaddle.
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
February 8, 2006
Cold and aloof, this is also a strangely haunting movie experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 72/100
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
May 27, 2005
Leading the viewer up more than one garden path and forever haunting the corridors of the mind, this perplexing enigma is a labyrinth of chillingly perfect construction.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 9, 2005
Be prepared for an experience such as you've never had from watching a film when you sit down to look at Alain Resnais' Last Year at Marienbad, a truly extraordinary French film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 18, 2004
How one takes to such a deceptively ambiguous film depends on one's attitude toward unconventional films.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
August 15, 2003
It's become a punchline for early-60s artiness, but hey - this is still an entrancing piece of work.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It is a deliberate, artificial artistic construction. I watched it with a pleasure so intense I was surprised.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4

TV Guide
January 1, 2000
A true landmark in film history.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
January 1, 2000
The movie itself is puzzling and contradictory, a self-conscious work that seems only half-remembered even as it wills itself into being on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
| Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
July 6, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 25, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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