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: May 3, 2013
DVD Release Date: September 23, 2013
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Critic Score: 83% 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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Andrew Tracy
Cinema Scope

Après mai grows larger, and closer, in the rearview.

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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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Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Metro (UK)

Lissom-limbed, dreamily topless girls puffing Gitanes and arguing life and art with bed-headed boys - this is exactly what you'd expect and most likely want of a French art-house film.

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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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Sophie Brown
Dazed and Confused

The experiential form of the film evokes the sense of submergence in a time, with the 60s soundtrack swelling in and out with the ebb and flow of their drives.

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