Something in the Air Reviews

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May 2, 2013
Assayas looks back on youth with both the generous affection and wry clarity of adulthood.
Top Critic
May 2, 2013
The film often plays like a nostalgic doodle, gliding aimlessly from one classic-rock-scored encounter to another. But then, that meandering quality is part of the appeal ...
April 30, 2013
Even if you don't respond to binge-reading Situationist texts or making bad art in cigarette-strewn studios, there's a universal story here-a social network of friends and a cause that yields to end-of-summer realities.
April 30, 2013
Olivier Assayas's gorgeous, freewheeling, semi-autobiographical Something in the Air is an ode to both youth's universal qualities and the specifics of Assayas's youth in particular.
April 29, 2013
Made with the bittersweet clarity of hindsight and the assurance of a director in peak form, Something in the Air is Olivier Assayas' wise and wistful memory-piece on the revolutionary fervor that suffused his young adulthood.
April 29, 2013
Olivier Assayas has made a distinctive and nuanced film about the much-chronicled post-1968 years of radical European politics, as well as providing droll insight into his self-discovery as an artist.
April 29, 2013
Assayas' "Almost Famous," it's enormously entertaining for anyone who has lived long enough to realize that self-discovery is the only truly radical idea worth pursuing."
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