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

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February 9, 2006
Obscure, oneiric, it's either some sort of masterpiece or meaningless twaddle.
April 9, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
November 15, 2017
The visual moments that remain in the mind are without exception locked into place by the intensity of the score.
December 6, 2017
It's more rewarding to treat the film as a poem, drinking in the icily majestic images, and realising that wherever Resnais' endless tracking shots are leading, it's not towards meaning.
December 21, 2011
The poster child of cinematic modernism, one of those early-'60s event films that seemed to break every rule classical Hollywood ever codified.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 17, 2009
The recurring attitude throughout most interpretations of Marienbad is that of sheer interpretation fatigue.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 25, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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
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.
July 7, 2011
an enigmatic mind-melt that sends characters and viewers alike on a chronology-confounding loop down labyrinthine corridors and up garden paths in pursuit of a (re)solution that, even after it has been found, remains elusive and ambiguous.
July 25, 2009
Its one of the greatest films ever made, and an experience unrivaled in cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
April 9, 2007
The mystery all film lovers eventually must grapple with.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 6, 2008
| Original Score: 5/5
August 18, 2014
[VIDEO ESSAY] Alain Resnais's transcendent filmic parlor game remains an innovative and exquisitely executed example of minimalist filmmaking, used to evoke mystery, romance, and a sprinkle social invective.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
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.
March 27, 2008
What finally dazzled me about the film is the way that Resnais cleverly put together a 94-minute film without ever taking a stand on any single thing; every single shot, detail, story, and character is suspect -- and subject to change without notice.
January 16, 2008
Consistent with his other great works, Marienbad transcends reality. Resnais' projects haven't aged because they defy time.
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.
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
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
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