Va Savoir Reviews

November 12, 2007
It lacks the scariness, the mystery, and even much of the curiosity of Rivette's better work.
November 12, 2007
The result is like a formation dance performed at the speed of a chess game.
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.
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.
September 12, 2002
A curiosity that's easily forgettable.
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.
November 3, 2001
So pretentious, arch and spuriously clever that watching it almost makes your teeth ache.
October 25, 2001
It yields surprisingly unspectacular results.
October 11, 2001
Turns into an overextended intellectual conceit when it ought to be simply sophisticated fun.
October 3, 2001
The director takes forever -- over two and one half hours -- to say almost nothing.
August 30, 2001
Rarified, pretentious, ultra-sophisticated French romantic roundelay.