Two in the Wave (Deux de la Vague)
Two in the Wave (Deux de la Vague) (2010)

The French New Wave crashed onto international shores when François Truffaut's debut feature, THE 400 BLOWS, premiered at Cannes in 1959, followed quickly by Jean-Luc Godard's equally thrilling BREATHLESS, based on a Truffaut story.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 22, 2011
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Calhoun
Time Out

Makes you want to spend all day doing nothing but hop from cinema to cinema.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

The lack of key interviews gradually becomes a problem (Truffaut died in 1984) and the final stretch becomes curiously shapeless.

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Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

... a loving tribute to the two artists whose names will forever be associated with the Nouvelle Vague and the friendship that bonded them for so many years.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

A must-see for all those who love the New Wave.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Laurent glosses over the contributions of other New Wavers, such as Eric Rohmer, Claude Chabrol and Agnes Varda. Laurent's biggest mistake is inserting Isild Le Besco, a wonderful contemporary actress, into Two in the Wave.

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Philip French
Guardian

It's a dramatic story, somewhat over-simplified, but accompanied by riveting archive material.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

The movie becomes a wonder of archival randomness.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

Wisely resists the temptation to invite them to share memories of youth. Rather, it gathers newspaper clippings, newsreel footage and movie clips to assemble a present-tense essay that is both time capsule and collage.

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

The early shots of young Léaud's open, beaming face are desperately sad.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
The best parts of the otherwise forgettable documentary "Two in the Wave" are the older footage and interviews with Jean-Luc Godard and Francois… More
cody franklin
A empty documentary that is all over the place. The subject matter is great and it should write itself, but it just gives you snippets of information and rushes… More