Céline et Julie Vont en Bateau (Celine and Julie Go Boating)
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This magical tale recounts the adventures of Julie and the flamboyant Celine, a kind of White Rabbit who leads Julie right though the Looking Glass into a world of her imagination.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Jacques Rivette's free-form dissertation on the interzone between performance and spectatorship is the ideal filmgoing experience, even as the 'story' transcends all long-standing rules of narrative engagement."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"A pleasant folly."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"If cinema can indeed "think," Jacques Rivette's Céline and Julie is an epistemological treatise."
‑ Joseph Jon Lanthier, Slant Magazine
"Jacques Rivette's masterpiece is a deceptively light-hearted confection that begins and ends (or, rather, begins again) at the entrance to a Parisian wonderland."
‑ Keith Uhlich, Slant Magazine
"Jacques Rivette's spry and intoxicating 1974 comedy Celine and Julie Go Boating observes the way women look at each other, themselves, and the world around them."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"An over indulged, overlong film that has some gem-like moments but also repetitiveness and preciosity."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"When this movie sags, it becomes a series of skits, but the best parts do achieve the spontaneity and impudent freshness that this director relishes."
‑ Nora Sayre, New York Times
"Dialogue is minimal and events, such as they are, are propelled by a whimsicality characteristic of its era."
‑ Andrew Pulver, Guardian
"A defiantly unhurried and opaque film in our consumer-friendly commercial cinema."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"With its commentary on art and fantasy, this is a radical experiment in non-linear filmmaking."
‑ Jon Fortgang, Film4
"Jacques Rivette's 193-minute comic feminist extravaganza is as scary and unsettling in its narrative high jinks as it is exhilarating in its uninhibited slapstick."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"one of the seminal films of the French New Wave...delightful"
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"A witty salute to theater, female bonding, hallucinogenic candy, and those old standbys, fantasy and reality."
‑ Donica O'Bradovich, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A charming and beautifully planned drama that resolves nothing -- and doesn't need to."
‑ David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
"It is an incomprehensible, enjoyable, uninhibited slapstick romp."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews