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November 29, 2017
Dolan's latest feature, the French language Laurence Anyways, proves this is a filmmaker able to breathe cinematic invention and beauty into every frame.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 13, 2016
A stylish and immodest transgender melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 16, 2014
Too much music. Too much colour. Too much movie. But a good movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 74/100
June 27, 2014
Suzanne Clement gives one of those legendary, no-holds-barred performances that announces the arrival of a sensational new screen presence.
June 2, 2014
...a symphony of sound and image, an epic account of a dynamic and complicated relationship, and one of the most powerful and affecting love stories I've seen on film in quite some time.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 7, 2014
Drenching melodrama, reckless, ravishing. Dolan's style, to some, may seem overheated, flamboyant, baroque, immature, indulgent, extravagant, but it is what it is and what it is, at his keenest moments, is fabulous.
November 25, 2013
It's bold, brash, and frequently successful, but also repetitive and ultimately arduous. There simply isn't enough story here to justify the inflated running time and, for many, Laurence Anyways will wear out its welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 30, 2013
It's far longer than it needs to be. But it's still an absorbing chronicle of a romance in which one partner happens to be transsexual.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
October 10, 2013
"Laurence Anyways" is a formidable display of French Canadian director Xavier Dolan's prodigious talents, but also a case study of a young talent still finding his way to greatness.He'll get there one day, soon, but this film doesn't quite do it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 3, 2013
For every sublime moment the movie has to offer, there's a cinematic dead zone of indulgence that wipes it away, generating a frustrating, occasionally intolerable sit.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 12, 2013
Lushly romantic and daringly original.
July 22, 2013
Rarely have such issues been explored on screen with such intimacy and complexity, even if some of the quirky details in Dolan's epic feels more unfocused than profound.
July 18, 2013
It's all too much, really, including its 21/2-hour-plus running time. But it's also engrossing, an ultimately tender story of a transsexual's transformation over 10 years and its effect on him and the people around him.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 11, 2013
Laurence Anyways has the feel of a personal project that got away from Dolan, full of raw, rough-edged drama in desperate need of discipline and refinement.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 6, 2013
One can't help but feel that Dolan & Co. go into a bit too much detail re: the changes faced by Laurence...Nonetheless, there has not been as exhaustive (exhausting?) a look into the Trans(gender) experience before.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 4, 2013
It evidences a hoarder's bond to moments of extravagantly photographed feeling -- no matter that it's often the same feelings being communicated, over and over.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 3, 2013
At nearly three hours, it's by turns an extraordinary and exhausting work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 1, 2013
Poupaud's quiet moments convey a lofty, poignant introspection, and Clément erupts with grand, if scattershot, furies.
June 28, 2013
Laurence Anyways, Xavier Dolan's third film, acknowledges the messiness of transgendered life, and the sizeable gaps between tolerance, acceptance, and actually going to bed with someone.
June 28, 2013
Dolan, now on his third film, is confident. He takes his time. The movie is long enough and covers a great enough time span that the word "epic" will be thrown at it.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.8/10
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