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Va Savoir Reviews

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Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
November 12, 2007
It lacks the scariness, the mystery, and even much of the curiosity of Rivette's better work.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
September 12, 2002
A curiosity that's easily forgettable.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
September 23, 2002
There are a number of fantastic scenes in Va Savoir, but the realities of its characters and their portrayals -- some no doubt a function of a different culture, others undercooked in any language -- undermine its effectiveness.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Top Critic
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
October 25, 2001
It yields surprisingly unspectacular results.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
For my money, this is a pretentious, overlong (150 minutes), boring film about people for whom living seems to be a chore, and human connection impossible.
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
August 30, 2001
Rarified, pretentious, ultra-sophisticated French romantic roundelay.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Philip French
Observer (UK)
November 12, 2007
The result is like a formation dance performed at the speed of a chess game.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
October 3, 2001
The director takes forever -- over two and one half hours -- to say almost nothing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Top Critic
Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
October 11, 2001
Turns into an overextended intellectual conceit when it ought to be simply sophisticated fun.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
November 3, 2001
So pretentious, arch and spuriously clever that watching it almost makes your teeth ache.
| Original Score: C-
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
January 26, 2002
For those people, like me, who do not become engaged by the rambling and plodding story that screenwriters Pascal Bonitzer and Christine Laurent created, the film is sleep-inducing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 15, 2001
A demonstration of grace and wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ted Murphy
Baseline.Hollywood.com
December 21, 2001
... a playful romantic comedy about six characters in search of love ...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
November 26, 2001
It's gratifying to see actual adults in a movie, and it's fun to watch director Jacques Rivette keep several subplots aloft, like plates spinning on top of poles.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
October 25, 2001
It gets frenetic, in the French way, but it never stops getting amusing. This is what happens when you let grown-ups make movies.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 12, 2001
One of the year's best pictures.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
November 2, 2001
Rich and eminently companionable.
Jeremiah Kipp
Matinee Magazine
September 27, 2001
Stands out from the rest because of Rivette's confident pacing and considerable eye for beautiful, deep-focus cinematography.
Full Review | Original Score: B
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
October 8, 2001
Not long enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
October 9, 2001
It lacks the sparkle that an outstanding romantic comedy should have, but is an entertaining little farce, still.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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