Va Savoir
Va Savoir (2001)

A romantic comedy from acclaimed French director Jacques Rivette (La Belle Noiseuse), this film centers on three men and three women whose lives converge during the run of a play in Paris. The star of the play, Camille (Jeanne Balibar), is… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 29, 2001
DVD 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

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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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.