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Lola Montès Reviews

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.
November 18, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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 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.
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.
October 23, 2004
It is all of a piece from beginning to end: The mood, the music, the remarkably fluid camera movement, the sets, the costumes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 20, 2003
Ophüls makes the story of Lola Montes (Martine Carol), the successful nineteenth-century courtesan (if only so-so Spanish fandango dancer), into a visually dazzling, ironic commentary on celebrity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5