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Two in the Wave (Deux de la Vague) Reviews

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March 25, 2011
... a loving tribute to the two artists whose names will forever be associated with the Nouvelle Vague and the friendship that bonded them for so many years.
February 14, 2011
It's a dramatic story, somewhat over-simplified, but accompanied by riveting archive material.
February 10, 2011
The early shots of young Léaud's open, beaming face are desperately sad.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 10, 2011
Two in the Wave lacks those very qualities for which it applauds Truffaut and Godard: poetry, ideas and feistiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 10, 2011
A documentary that contains some exceptional clips and archive footage, but lacks consistency of focus and tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 9, 2011
Makes you want to spend all day doing nothing but hop from cinema to cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 7, 2011
Laurent probes the pair's stylistic and political differences and their friendship's collapse by letter exchange...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 7, 2011
Laurent's brushstrokes always feel a little too broad to capture the finer details of the legendary New Wavers, but some fascinating archive footage saves his documentary from missing the mark altogether.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 21, 2011
I love all this stuff, and it's really interesting to hear it all told again in a new way, and one thing that Laurent does well is that he refuses to side with either Godard or Truffaut in their feud.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 20, 2011
A must-see for all those who love the New Wave.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 2, 2010
The movie becomes a wonder of archival randomness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 2, 2010
Regardless of its lapses, [it] is a reminder that at one time cinéastes could put together a formidable street demonstration...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 19, 2010
The lack of key interviews gradually becomes a problem (Truffaut died in 1984) and the final stretch becomes curiously shapeless.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 28, 2010
...a cinema buff's dream that, while flawed, not only boasts some great content but the unusual idea of 'starring' Isild Le Besco, a budding director herself, as a cinema student who 'guides' us through the material.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 7, 2010
Though thoroughly average as a movie, Emmanuel Laurent's Two in the Wave is absolutely must-see cinema for film buffs and cultural historians.
Full Review | Original Score: 65/100
May 23, 2010
A fascinating and informative, must-see documentary for any serious cinephile
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 21, 2010
By taking a convoluted approach to a compelling topic, novelist/documentarian Emmanuel Laurent and screenwriter/film critic Antoine de Baecque do an unfortunate disservice to the dual legacies of both Franois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 21, 2010
Laurent glosses over the contributions of other New Wavers, such as Eric Rohmer, Claude Chabrol and Agnes Varda. Laurent's biggest mistake is inserting Isild Le Besco, a wonderful contemporary actress, into Two in the Wave.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 20, 2010
A tribute that also serves as an introduction ... For those of us already in the know, the film plays like a passionate return to a great conversation.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
May 20, 2010
Wisely resists the temptation to invite them to share memories of youth. Rather, it gathers newspaper clippings, newsreel footage and movie clips to assemble a present-tense essay that is both time capsule and collage.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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