Something in the Air
Something in the Air (2013)

On behalf of Sundance Selects, you and a guest are invited to a screening of SOMETHING IN THE AIR, the newest film by French filmmaker Olivier Assayas. Following his critical triumphs, SUMMER HOURS and CARLOS, Assayas'… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 23, 2013
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Insightful, solidly acted, and smartly filmed, Something in the Air skillfully captures the idealism of youth without falling back on cheap nostalgia.

Michael Sragow
Orange County Register

Something in the Air is a splendid title for a one-of-a-kind film -- a political mood movie that's more revelatory and exciting than almost any political melodrama.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

Free of nostalgia and not overly critical in hindsight, it captures the immediacy of youth in hugely endearing fashion.

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Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

While I recognise the truthful and splendid depiction, like the characters whose lives are depicted, I found the journey frustrating and difficult

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

A wispy picture, likeable certainly but lacking in crispness and clarity.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

Every kid believes the world around him is changing in ways it hasn't before; for these kids, it really was. Or had.

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Gerald Peary
Arts Fuse

Assayas's splendid autobiographical feature is about a young man who refuses to turn his back on the radicalism of the '60s

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

Assayas captures a season in the lives of a group that envisioned themselves as bearers of truth ...

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The pretty actors and counterculture nostalgia kept reminding me of Bernardo Bertolucci's The Dreamers. This is a much better film, infused with Assayas's characteristic love for the freshness of nature and the eagerness of youth.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Accumulates a heady, almost trippy power, like the often lengthy psychedelic recordings by the Soft Machine and Kevin Ayers heard on the soundtrack.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
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