Va Savoir
Va Savoir (2001)

More than 50 years after he made his first film, Jacques Rivette, one of the pioneering figures of the French New Wave, returns with this thoughtful romantic comedy. Camille (Jeanne Balibar) is an actress who decides to leave her boyfriend… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 26, 2002
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Constructed with grace and wit, Va Savoir is a light-hearted yet cerebral romantic comedy of intertwining relations.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

It lacks the scariness, the mystery, and even much of the curiosity of Rivette's better work.

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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Slow but savvy look at what we do for love.

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Chris Chang
Film Comment Magazine

Although the acting and recombinant twists of the plot dance with spontaneity, Rivette's mise-en-scène is precision exemplified.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Funny, sentimental but ironic, and wondrously assured.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

A dense, droll and frequently delightful account of that zone where art and life (and love) converge.

Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

It's an engaging diversion from a master director who, at the ripe age of 78, appears to be once again at the top of his game.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

A generally wonderful experience, though it should come with a warning posted outside the theatre: Not for the impatient.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

It's a supremely smart film.

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Film4

Jacques Rivette's playful romance takes time to find its feet, yet its leisurely charm and generous compassion towards its characters proves a winning combination.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
John Ballantine
Not a particularly memorable effort by Rivette.The pacing of the film seems to be off as it results in a ponderous delivery of story and character.