Laurence Anyways Reviews

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.
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.
June 28, 2013
At nearly three hours, it's entirely too long, needlessly padded out with an intrusive interview-framing device.
November 30, 2012
A ridiculously overlong and self-consciously 'arty' mishmash of baroque cartoonishness and moments that, to all outward appearances, are determined to be parodies of pretentious filmmaking.
November 29, 2012
Poupaud and Clement recite and smirk and shout the lines at each other, without ever seeming genuinely to care about the issues or the people.
October 11, 2012
Ultimately, viewers will be forced to consider whether the film's sparse narrative rewards are worth the 168-minute investment. For most, I imagine the answer is no.
September 20, 2012
The story just doesn't have the heft that its 161-minute running time implies. It's about an hour longer than the story requires, even for one that spans decades.
May 21, 2012
It's not his underdeveloped narrative that swells "Laurence Anyways" to such an unwelcome length, but the young director's apparent inability to throw out any one of his exquisite shots. Kill your darlings, Master Dolan, and then hang them on the wall.
May 20, 2012
It's just too damn much, frankly.
May 20, 2012
An infuriating mix of shattered expectations and self-important artistic masturbation, with the successful elements cruelly washed away in a torrent of ill-conceived artifice.