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Lola Montès Reviews

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February 10, 2014
This exacting and sumptuous restoration of Max Ophüls's last film, from 1955, recovers not just the movie's look but also its meaning.
April 12, 2013
"...lingers as a sensational fever dream."
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 1, 2010
The net result is pure Ophuls, his signature recognizable in nearly every scene and, despite its very poor initial reception, one hell of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
March 2, 2010
as Lola, Martine Carol should compel our attention, but instead merely toys with it
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 17, 2010
Ophuls... contrasts the outrageous sensationalism of her reputation... with offstage moments of tender candor and poignant, poetic flashbacks
May 27, 2009
The matters that made the real Lola an extraordinary woman are omitted completely; we are given only the picture of a woman turned to sexual adventuring by her mother's callousness.
November 21, 2008
Watch Lola Montes and you may never watch a movie the same way again.
November 10, 2008
Lola Montes is mainly a triumph of vibrancy and metaphor. Nonetheless it's quite an experience.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 31, 2008
Seen on a big screen, this is a movie to get drunk on.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 30, 2008
With all due respect to film critic Andrew Sarris, Max Ophüls' legendary Lola Montès is not 'the greatest film ever made.'
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 10, 2008
Max Ophüls' 1955 masterpiece gets a superb restoration.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
October 10, 2008
In some odd way, the huge production scale and marvelous widescreen color scheme make Lola Montès seem more distant and artificial than Ophüls' smaller-scale black-and-white films.
October 8, 2008
Some fetching period observation appears from time to time, but life is rarely breathed into this frilly opus.
October 8, 2008
A baroque masterpiece by Max Ophuls, his last film (1955) and his only work in color and wide-screen.
October 8, 2008
I recommend Lola Montès wholeheartedly both for its sensuous delights and its ever exquisite artistry.
September 22, 2008
Ophüls' style co-stars, paralleling and reinforcing stage artificiality with tracking and crane and pan shots, fluidly tilting to emphasize romance as opposed to "reality."
September 20, 2008
A bodice-ripper invested with the profundity of a Stendhal novel, Lola Montes is also, even more than La Ronde, Ophüls's definite commentary on movie-watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 8, 2008
One of the most beautiful films ever made.
July 13, 2008
The idea behind this biopic might be brilliant but I didn't see the film's magic onscreen.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
Ophüls conjures that space into life -- indeed, makes it the very subject of his film -- by means of the most sumptuous stylistic effects imaginable.
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