Summer (Le rayon vert) Reviews

August 23, 2017
A beautiful narrative of self-discovery, elegant in its simplicity; Rohmer doesn't have to push hard on his basic premise to find extraordinary meaning.
March 6, 2015
Some films exist in a vacuum. Others, like Le rayon vert, the fifth tale in ric Rohmer's Comedies and Proverbs series, are destined to have a seismic impact on the cinema that comes after it.
January 4, 2015
A perspicaciously empathetic study of solitude, depression and anxiety.
January 1, 2015
A lovely, gentle film.
January 1, 2015
A film which is at once nothing and everything.
December 22, 2014
What might easily feel loose and inconsequential ends up feeling like sly magic.
June 8, 2011
Now here's a summer movie to get excited about.
June 6, 2011
Those who find Rohmer heroines difficult might even be won over by the depth and poignancy of Marie Rivire's Delphine.
June 6, 2011
Eric Rohmer's 1986 drama may be the finest example of his supple and prickly artistry.
December 30, 2006
May 20, 2003
Summer initially seems slight, but it's a movie of uncommon sensitivity and emotional reserves.
April 15, 2002
French New Wave director Eric Rohmer has always had a particular talent for transforming even the most inconsequential stories into fascinating portraits of the difficulties of choice and the moral complexity of making decisions.
January 1, 2000
Along with My Night at Maud's, the movie is one of Rohmer's masterpieces. It is also, in its small, stubborn way, one of the bravest movies I know.
January 1, 2000
"Summer" is, for better and for worse, an Eric Rohmer film, which means that it is dull, slow and seemingly aimless, but in such a way that it's unlike all the other dull, slow and seemingly aimless films you'll see this year.
January 1, 2000
If Eric Rohmer were basing a film on your diary, he would only use the entries where you observe that nothing much happened. He is interested in the times between the big moments, the times when boredom and disenchantment set in.