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

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
| Original Score: 5/5
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Sid Smith
Chicago Tribune
May 1, 2008
To even talk of a story is nonsensical, since a central aesthetic of the film involves the effects of fantasy, time and subjective memory on human consciousness. Marienbad takes place in a heightened, sci-fi nightmare world where knowing, believing
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
February 29, 2008
Marienbad is elegantly hermetic, a ravishing waxworks that has stillness at its heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 1, 2008
Remains one of cinema's glorious enigmas, endlessly compelling and intriguing.
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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.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Obscure, oneiric, it's either some sort of masterpiece or meaningless twaddle.
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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
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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