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  1. Draughtsman Without Contract's rating of the film Ismael's Ghosts

    A complete curate's egg. The sequences with Gainsbourg and Cotillard are fabulous; the rest is ho hum although one can enjoy seeing the parallels with the otherwise very boring spy hokum farce. I'd have cut it by 45 minutes but I suspect Desplechin would say that is to entirely miss the point.

  2. CafeGradiva's rating of the film Ismael's Ghosts

    1,6 / Total mess. It should be legally forbidden to make such poor films with such great actors.

  3. Louis Léonard's rating of the film Ismael's Ghosts

  4. Sean Patrick Stevens's rating of the film Ismael's Ghosts

    The trailer misrepresented this film but that allowed many surprises in the last reel. I'm not sure it all gels but the magnificence of the performances border on silent movie close-ups repurposed for contemporary vernacular grabbed my attention like few other movies that are out there currently.

  5. revelintheview's rating of the film Ismael's Ghosts

    Director's cut - supposedly better. I liked it a lot. Madcap, mysterious, over-the-top - a struggle between creativity and the random unpredictability of life and love. Gainsbourg and Almaric have such chemistry. Cotillard was also incredible.

  6. pirri's rating of the film Ismael's Ghosts

  7. Eric Porcelluzzi's rating of the film Ismael's Ghosts

  8. fearraigh's rating of the film Ismael's Ghosts

    Even when he is not firing on all cylinders, Desplechin's films are engaging. Like My Golden Days, the spy subplot is not too convincing here, and a little too much is hung on Amalric's inner torment. It's an uneven film that is occasionally diverting.

  9. Bilouaustria's rating of the film Ismael's Ghosts

    Viennale, DCP _ Instead of doing the same film all over again, Desplechin took risks and reinvented himself with this crazy one - one or many actually. Ten different styles, spy, horror, comedy, Bergman-like, mixed in an epic game-hommage for the best and the worst. You can tell thay had fun doing it. First-class cast. DOP Irina Lubtschansky does a great job at switching atmospheres.

  10. Sergiu Scripcă's rating of the film Ismael's Ghosts

    László Szabó seems to exist in his own, far better movie, but everything else is unconvincing and strained.

  11. caeletur's rating of the film Ismael's Ghosts

  12. Stephane Tanaka's rating of the film Ismael's Ghosts

  13. Daniella Hervert's rating of the film Ismael's Ghosts

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  14. Superfrog's rating of the film Ismael's Ghosts

    Technically brilliant, with layers of self inspection, good yet subtle symbolism, well designed characters. Gets really messy by the end.

  15. Pipim's rating of the film Ismael's Ghosts

    4 étoiles pour la version sentimentale, sûrement 5 pour la version mentale.

  16. Michael H. CLAES's rating of the film Ismael's Ghosts

    Film torturé, mal dirigé, mal filmé, image saccadée épuisante, musique envahissante, dialogues hystériques, scénario absurde. Après 1 h COTILLARD apparaît nue & belle, un éclair sur un océan de détritus. === Tortured, badly directed, poorly filmed, jerky image exhausting to watch, invading music, hysterical dialogues, absurd scenario. After 1 hour COTILLARD appears naked & beautiful, a flash in an ocean of trash.

  17. Ostermyers's rating of the film Ismael's Ghosts

    chaotic but fascinating.