Summer (Le rayon vert)
Summer (Le rayon vert) (1986)

Summer (Le Rayon Vert) is the fifth of French director Eric Rohmer's "Comedies et Proverbes" movie cycle. Left out of everyone's Summer vacation plans, unhappy Parisian student Marie Riviere (Rohmer's star in all of… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 29, 1986
DVD Release Date: June 8, 1999
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Calhoun
Time Out

What might easily feel loose and inconsequential ends up feeling like sly magic.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Summer initially seems slight, but it's a movie of uncommon sensitivity and emotional reserves.

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Wendy Ide
Times (UK)

Some films exist in a vacuum. Others, like Le rayon vert, the fifth tale in Éric Rohmer's Comedies and Proverbs series, are destined to have a seismic impact on the cinema that comes after it.

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out

Now here's a summer movie to get excited about.

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Charles Taylor

Along with My Night at Maud's, the movie is one of Rohmer's masterpieces. It is also, in its small, stubborn way, one of the bravest movies I know.

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Jonathan Romney
Observer (UK)

A perspicaciously empathetic study of solitude, depression and anxiety.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

Eric Rohmer's 1986 drama may be the finest example of his supple and prickly artistry.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

If Eric Rohmer were basing a film on your diary, he would only use the entries where you observe that nothing much happened. He is interested in the times between the big moments, the times when boredom and disenchantment set in.

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Peter Bradshaw

A lovely, gentle film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
this film was released in 1986 actually, and it's the rohmer film for folks who don't like rohmer much. i'm not his biggest fan but he certainly… More