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A Summer's Tale Reviews

August 29, 2014
A Summer's Tale is one of those movies where it looks like nothing is happening ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 22, 2014
Few directors could say as much with as little as Eric Rohmer.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 21, 2014
There's a purity to the experience of watching a film so naturalistic, like living in someone else's life for two hours.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 31, 2014
The best films leave space for viewers to interpret the action. Here Rohmer insists on it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 18, 2014
This is a movie of high innocence, set at a time in life when romantic love is still a frolic and the seaside is a balm that quells all ills.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 17, 2014
Astute, unhurried and gently amusing, it will be welcomed by the director's fans while serving as a fine introduction for those who know him not.
July 17, 2014
The world turns, the sun rises and sets, and the ocean's waves splash on idyllic beaches in Eric Rohmer's "A Summer's Tale."
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 10, 2014
For all his seeming facility with the opposite sex, Gaspard is really a romantic idiot. And aren't we all, Rohmer suggests.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 10, 2014
The fresh-faced actors, realistic dialogue and naturalistic performances suggest a casual approach, but as the story progresses, the filmmaker's control is increasingly evident.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 20, 2014
Originally released in 1996 in France (but never before in the U.S.), Eric Rohmer's sun-kissed love quadrangle remains as fresh and romantically profound as it was 18 years ago.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 20, 2014
Rohmer had an almost uncanny knack for using the mercurial predilections of the young as a launching pad for smart but not oppressive philosophical observations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 19, 2014
"A Summer's Tale" has room to focus on Rohmer's brilliance at revealing human nature through articulate, multidimensional characters, perfectly cast, who in some ways seem to exist outside of time.
June 19, 2014
Discovering that there's a 1996 movie by Eric Rohmer that's only now making it into U.S. theaters is like finding a $20 bill in an old pair of pants.
June 18, 2014
Think of it as a thriller by Hitchcock-a Rohmer favorite-only with words, not knives, that cut straight to the heart.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
June 17, 2014
A Summer's Tale feels like a great beach read of a movie, that deceptively slender paperback you tuck into your luggage because it's substantial without weighing much.
June 6, 2011
[It's] as if the director had been awaiting for half a century the artistry with which to exorcise his memories of embarrassment, pain, and sexual frustration.
March 26, 2009
A Summer's Tale is vintage Eric Rohmer, his most richly satisfying film in a number of outings.
August 15, 2006
Poupaud may come off as callow and timid... but Rohmer seems to suggest that his youthful mistakes will make him a better man, a typically generous, hopeful, and convincing sentiment in a disarmingly winning film.
February 9, 2006
The third, sunniest and funniest of Rohmer's seasonal tales.
February 14, 2001
At the age of 76, filmmaker Eric Rohmer probably has a better understanding of young love than most young lovers do.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4