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March 3, 2008
Assayas's sense of how relationships evolve between people over time is conveyed with a rich and vivid novelistic density.
March 3, 2008
Assayas avoids easy resolutions, and Ali Farka Toure's score reminds us that each year brings with it a possibility that one will change the cycle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 3, 2008
A kaleidoscopic but engrossing study of the shifting sands of friendship among a group of Parisians.
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June 24, 2006
It's a bit like a Woody Allen film without the kvetching or the wisecracks, but younger and more vital.
May 20, 2006
The characters are all properly engaging and interesting, but the story feels the same as many others I've seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 17, 2005
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September 19, 2004
clever and thoughtful
| Original Score: 3/5
September 8, 2002
Assayas puts a shiny gloss on those who choose to live loose lives...
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 3, 2002
The cast is full of talented French actors -- Virginie Ledoyen, Francois Cluzet, Mathieu Amalric, Jeanne Balibar -- who play people with flaws and fears and who eventually reach a tender understanding.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 13, 2002
Reveals the terrible fragility of male friendship and the ways in which it often disappoints those who invest it with burdens it cannot bear.
March 5, 2002
Denis Lenoir's camera is almost always on the move, shoulder-borne, shuddering or looking for blurred close-up detail to put to use in the film's transitional sequences.
January 1, 2000
If Assayas doesn't always transport his film's events beyond the all too commonplace, his understatement can also yield moments of quiet simplicity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
It is, in many ways, a modest film. But a director who offers glimpses of life that are recognizable in both detail and texture isn't so common that we can afford to overlook what he has achieved here.
January 1, 2000
The results may not be completely original or thought-provoking, but on whole, the movie is refreshingly honest and heartfelt.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
The cast, including Virginie Ledoyen, François Cluzet, and Mathieu Amalric, is as well coordinated as a fine chamber-music ensemble; their entrances and vanishings and re-entries play like recurring motifs.
January 1, 2000
The film doesn't leave the audience with a moral. It just leaves a sense of having been in the stimulating company of passionate people.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Assayas creates among the most well-realized characters in current cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 9, 1999
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 3, 2008
The individual plot lines fit together seamlessly and the cast is easy on the eye, but this melancholy trawl through the quagmire of modern relationships is not outstanding.
March 3, 2008
A disappointingly sterotypical French film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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