Va Savoir Reviews

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November 12, 2007
It lacks the scariness, the mystery, and even much of the curiosity of Rivette's better work.
January 25, 2002
A generally wonderful experience, though it should come with a warning posted outside the theatre: Not for the impatient.
January 10, 2002
Slow but savvy look at what we do for love.
January 8, 2002
Rivette's examination of the nature of relationships is witty and light-hearted.
January 6, 2002
Don't miss it.
November 16, 2001
A dense, droll and frequently delightful account of that zone where art and life (and love) converge.
November 15, 2001
It's a supremely smart film.
November 15, 2001
A demonstration of grace and wit.
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.
November 2, 2001
It will slowly envelop you, if you let it.
November 1, 2001
Rivette's wry and compassionate Va Savoir is the year's most graceful comedy.
October 25, 2001
It yields surprisingly unspectacular results.
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.
October 19, 2001
A love letter to the theater -- and to love itself.
October 12, 2001
As Va Savoir moves along and develops new layers as the characters collide and intertwine, its pleasures increase with its complexity.
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.
October 11, 2001
Turns into an overextended intellectual conceit when it ought to be simply sophisticated fun.
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.
October 9, 2001
Takes its time showing its hand, but that is the source of its satisfactions, and its charm.
October 8, 2001
This is lovely, momentous piffle.
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