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

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Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Obscure, oneiric, it's either some sort of masterpiece or meaningless twaddle.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
April 9, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Budd Wilkins
Slant Magazine
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
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
June 17, 2009
The recurring attitude throughout most interpretations of Marienbad is that of sheer interpretation fatigue.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 25, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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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
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.
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies
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.
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
July 25, 2009
Its one of the greatest films ever made, and an experience unrivaled in cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
April 9, 2007
The mystery all film lovers eventually must grapple with.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
February 6, 2008
Exquisite.
| Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
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+
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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.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
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.
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.
Jon Fortgang
Film4
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.
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
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
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
February 8, 2006
Cold and aloof, this is also a strangely haunting movie experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 72/100
Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com
January 17, 2008
The beautiful last gasp of black-and-white cinematography
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Thomas Beltzer
Senses of Cinema
May 30, 2001
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
January 24, 2008
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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Variety
March 26, 2009
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