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Va Savoir Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
November 12, 2007
It lacks the scariness, the mystery, and even much of the curiosity of Rivette's better work.
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
January 25, 2002
A generally wonderful experience, though it should come with a warning posted outside the theatre: Not for the impatient.
| Original Score: 4/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 10, 2002
Slow but savvy look at what we do for love.
| Original Score: B
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 16, 2001
A dense, droll and frequently delightful account of that zone where art and life (and love) converge.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
November 15, 2001
It's a supremely smart film.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 15, 2001
A demonstration of grace and wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
November 9, 2001
Clocking in at 2 1/2 hours, Va Savoir is in essence a madcap bedroom farce, the kind where doors open and slam with wild precision.
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
November 2, 2001
It will slowly envelop you, if you let it.
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
November 1, 2001
Rivette's wry and compassionate Va Savoir is the year's most graceful comedy.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
October 25, 2001
It yields surprisingly unspectacular results.
| Original Score: 3/5
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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
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
October 19, 2001
A love letter to the theater -- and to love itself.
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
October 12, 2001
As Va Savoir moves along and develops new layers as the characters collide and intertwine, its pleasures increase with its complexity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
October 12, 2001
In a time when most 90-minute comedies unfold at the pace of a Galapagos tortoise, this 21/2-hour divertissement is souffle-light and airily playful.
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
October 11, 2001
Turns into an overextended intellectual conceit when it ought to be simply sophisticated fun.
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
October 11, 2001
Va Savoir is, as far as I can recall, however, in a class by itself in Mr. Rivette's career with its lighthearted charm, its accessible nuance and its remarkably in-tune ensemble acting.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
October 9, 2001
Takes its time showing its hand, but that is the source of its satisfactions, and its charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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October 8, 2001
This is lovely, momentous piffle.
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
September 28, 2001
It possesses the lightness that comes only when a filmmaker has come close to pulling off the insanely complicated.
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
September 28, 2001
Sexy and cerebral romantic roundelay.
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
September 28, 2001
It's undeniably a trifle, but rarely is something like this done with such skill and, well, savoir-faire.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
September 28, 2001
Once it starts to pick up, you find yourself enjoying a smart, refreshingly unpredictable romantic comedy tinged with Gallic melancholy.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 27, 2001
It's all very French, very intricate, and -- this is Rivette's magic -- seemingly as light as air.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
September 25, 2001
This is the sort of comedy Robert Altman could only dream about.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
September 18, 2001
Va Savoir abounds in pleasures.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
July 19, 2001
Manages to overcome an awfully slow start and sprint spryly to a highly satisfying finale.