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L'Atalante Reviews

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January 20, 2012
An exhibition in technical ingenuity and visual storytelling that was way ahead of its time.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 22, 2003
Stands as one of the most beautiful and rich celebrations of human connection in the history of cinema.
December 12, 2002
Hands down one of the most poetic, romantic and sentimental films I have ever seen.
| Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
It is on many lists of the greatest films, a distinction that obscures how down to earth it is, how direct in its story of a new marriage off to a shaky start.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 5, 2006
| Original Score: 5/5
July 24, 2007
A major inspiration to subsequent generations of filmmakers, yet no one has ever succeeded in matching it.
January 1, 2000
Even with this limited output, Vigo remains one of the cinema's great masters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 16, 2005
This quiet little French number is a gossamer confection, but for a film of its era, it's gorgeous to look at.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
January 10, 2012
Generous tides of life and longing flow through this buoyant masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 24, 2006
Originally released in 1934, Jean Vigo's first and only full-length feature is one of the cinema's greatest masterpieces.
January 10, 2003
A paean to evanescence and, however paradoxically, an enduring embodiment of the same concept: a wispish film from a short-lived director that has nonetheless been dreamed and re-dreamed, never the same way twice, for almost 70 years.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 1, 2000
Vigo has created a dreamworld, which makes his film an out of this world cinematic experience.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
April 7, 2007
One can't help but mourn the films an even more mature, capable and confident Vigo might have made had not TB cut him down at the tender age of 29
Full Review | Original Score: 85/100
January 1, 2000
There is much playfulness and poetry, such visual riches.
January 1, 2000
L'Atalante is the world in springtime -- a place where shimmering reflections, smoky breezes, empty streets, and a free-floating sense of erotic energy are the essence of life and of movies.
October 4, 2018
"L'Atalante" is about how the world, in its wonder and cruelty, is both for and against lovers, often dizzyingly so.
May 24, 2003
This makes it a film that can be both appreciated by cineastes and enjoyed by anyone looking for a good romance story.
Read More | Original Score: 90/100
January 1, 2000
A poignant story of love's labor's lost for several dire hours in the streets of Paris, a work which is considered by top critics to be among the top hundred films of the twentieth century, a classic of the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
August 26, 2011
The film has a weird kind of poetry and beauty about it that is hard -- perhaps impossible -- to describe.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 19, 2005
A cine-poem ode to the rhythms of life and love set on a barge travelling along the Seine, Jean Vigo's L'Atalante stands as one of cinema's indisputable masterpieces.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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