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You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet! Reviews

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Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)
May 22, 2012
My word, does it feel like an unholy slog.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 28, 2013
Director Alain Resnais, now 91 and still at it, has made some great films. This isn't one of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Peter Debruge
May 23, 2012
Though Resnais' gamble seems to have failed, it's encouraging to see a director on the brink of 90 still willing to experiment in a way most helmers half his age wouldn't dare.
Harvey S. Karten
May 28, 2013
Repetitive and stodgy performance by older veterans of a fictitious director.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Peter Bradshaw
May 21, 2012
Despite its moments of charm and caprice, the film is prolix, inert, indulgent and often just plain dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
June 7, 2013
There is something both mischievous and moving about a world-famous director who, closing on his 10th decade, designs a movie that celebrates his actors: their varying ages, their versatility, their heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Calum Marsh
Village Voice
June 4, 2013
The title isn't meant to be taken as ironic: This is the work of a director very much capable of surprise.
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June 6, 2013
Equally inspired by comics and experimental fiction, Resnais makes movies that don't so much break filmmaking conventions as circumvent them; at 91 years old, he remains one of the world's most unpredictable filmmakers, and one of its most idiosyncratic.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
March 14, 2013
Alain Resnais reflects on some lifelong themes, and though this drama is characteristically eerie, it also conveys a calm that's rare in his work.
Landon Palmer
Film School Rejects
June 2, 2014
Beautiful, difficult, frustrating, and engrossing, You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet is an undeniable accomplishment of form and experimentation.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Eric Hynes
Time Out
June 4, 2013
What elevates the film is a pervasive, palpable sense of loss-between lover and beloved, young and old, stage and screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
September 23, 2012
The film works best when it focuses viewer attention most acutely on the story, deflecting it away from the director's manipulations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
January 23, 2014
(Resnais is) still so far ahead of the multiple generations that have tried to follow in his footsteps, sometimes you just start feeling embarrassed for everyone else.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
May 21, 2012
This reflection on the past, love and death through the prism of layers of theatrical endeavor is both serious and frisky, engaging on a refined level but frustratingly limited in its complexity and depth.
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
September 24, 2012
Digital technology meets lyrical drama and classical myth in this puckishly daring, intricately original work of docu-theatre from the ninety-year-old director Alain Resnais.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
December 13, 2013
At times I found myself not following the story so much, as merely drifting along with the strange moods of the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Stan Hall
February 21, 2013
While the meta-theatrical staging is artful and impeccable and the performances (pulled from a cast of actors Resnais has used over several decades) are superb, it's not the easiest film to sit through.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
May 23, 2012
Whether Resnais will complete another movie remains to be seen, but if this were by any chance to be his swansong, with its distant and resonant echoes of 'Hiroshima Mon Amour' (made 63 years earlier), it would certainly be a lovely one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 2, 2014
Undeniably clever.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
June 6, 2013
"You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" is a sly, elegant meditation on the relationship between reality and artifice. But it is a thought-experiment driven above all by emotion.
| Original Score: 5/5
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