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Ratings & Reviews

  1. afuchs's rating of the film Up, Down, Fragile

    After about 269 hours of Rivette I finally experienced the satori of cinema. This is everything cinema should be and well combined into a "coherent whole" as the critics would say.

  2. Love Walked In's rating of the film Up, Down, Fragile

    Airily prose. Music enables three angels to swoop on the ground and face the world of sin and love. Dreadfully love Nathalie Richard musical scenes.

  3. JVG's rating of the film Up, Down, Fragile

    The warm, enchanting dynamism of this film marks a sort of comeback to the "CĂ©line et Julie" style. Rivette's filmmaking renews itself with this vaporous mixture of magic and theatrical intrigue, between odd musical numbers that create a truly unique work. The genius of Rivette is present here at its most creative level.

  4. Francisco R.'s rating of the film Up, Down, Fragile

    The film's essence is reflected on Ninon's (single) dance move: a particular kind of arm-waving performed in endless variations. Here Rivette's aim is to engage the audience in a dialectic not just mimetic of old-time musicals but rather assimilated along with contemporary preocupations: the effect is the absolute opposite of cinema as escapism, it is an act of genuine trust on the audience's intellect.

  5. Jesse Furgurson's rating of the film Up, Down, Fragile

    Rivette proposes an alternate reality in which Alfredo Garcia still has his head and is big into D&D. And where people break into song, though less frequently than you might expect.

  6. Ben Bosko's rating of the film Up, Down, Fragile

    the stairwell song made me cry. not sure what that says about me.----- Rivette is one of the greats.

  7. Sudarshan R.'s rating of the film Up, Down, Fragile

  8. wpqx's rating of the film Up, Down, Fragile

    Easily one of Rivette's best