Romance of Astrea and Celadon Reviews

February 10, 2019
In this story, there's nothing so upsetting that a poem carved into a tree can't solve, and no hearts so broken that a spot of crossdressing can't cheer them up again.
January 30, 2009
The movie does rather run on, although it is charming and sweet, and is perhaps too languid.
September 12, 2008
But I wish the acting was less like amateur dramatics and the plot less like a slightly camp game.
September 12, 2008
Rohmer's gentle philosophical chat is better heard, I think, among the muddled middle-classes of late-20th century France.
September 12, 2008
A transcendentally batty essay in am-dram costume cinema, starchy with recitative, fragrant with period fabric conditioner and white with laundered emotionalism.
September 12, 2008
It's a wisp of a film, touchingly earnest but light on point.
September 12, 2008
The film, talky, tediously overlong and crammed with kitsch, postcard-pretty country scenery, gets exponentially weirder by the minute, culminating in a cross-dressing pseudo-lesbian clinch.
September 12, 2008
Rohmer's swansong is droll, dignified and dull as a druid's dishwater.
September 11, 2008
Flatly directed, frequently dull and ultimately disengaging drama that's like watching a badly staged version of an extremely boring play.
August 14, 2008
Goes from mere bad choice to embarrassing clunker...Community-college theater troupes have rendered broad burlesques with more skill.
August 7, 2008
Retro-extinct 5th century emotions, speeches substituting for dialogue, and faux lesbian lust. Lover from another planet.
June 26, 2008
Given Rohmer's status, should we spend extra time scrutinizing this turkey for something hidden, something worthwhile that perhaps escaped our gaze?
June 7, 2008
Bloody awful...
September 26, 2007
To borrow the film's vernacular, the words never stab into the soul.