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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Ryan Estabrooks's rating of the film Céline and Julie Go Boating

    Entertaining movie, but not as good as I was hoping. Feels like two separate movies slapped together; I didn't think the story-within-the-story was nearly as entertaining as the girls themselves.

  2. Gylfi's rating of the film Céline and Julie Go Boating

    This has become one of my favourite films, unbelievable fun. I will put it in the same category as Pierrot le fou, both are so much fucking fun ! Looking forward to seeing more films by Rivette.

  3. Low's rating of the film Céline and Julie Go Boating

    I thought the second part of the movie was even better than the first. The last half hour is pure magic!

  4. Erik F.'s rating of the film Céline and Julie Go Boating

  5. wolfmansRazor's rating of the film Céline and Julie Go Boating

    Who would guess that 3-hour-plus experimental film could be so consistently fun? Berto and Labourier worked with Rivette to create their characters, and they are simply a joy to be with. Around the time Julie ruins Celine's magic act I found myself falling in love. But don't be fooled into thinking it's all just a lark. Rivette has devised a very precise filmic architecture based on doublings and intracommenting.

  6. jjk's rating of the film Céline and Julie Go Boating

    Much preferred on second viewing and watching it on 35mm rather than my laptop definitely helped !!!

  7. Peter Rinaldi's rating of the film Céline and Julie Go Boating

    We all [asshole-ic filmmakers] can learn from its sense of play and freedom.

  8. Matt Reddick's rating of the film Céline and Julie Go Boating

    You can call it a mind fuck... just let it happen.

  9. Roscoe's rating of the film Céline and Julie Go Boating

    A 45 minute film in a three and a quarter hour package. They seem to have had some fun making it, much more than I had while sitting through it.

  10. Matthew Martens's rating of the film Céline and Julie Go Boating

    A key text of 1970s cinema -- and, more generally, of that strange and giddy suspended moment when dreams of counterculture began to go up in smoke but what would replace them remained far from clear -- C&J winningly, woozily dramatizes the efforts of two women to erase an obsolete, oppressive narrative. It doesn't hurt to fall off the moon. It may not help a great deal either, but time will tell, morning by morning.

  11. film_lies101's rating of the film Céline and Julie Go Boating

    A case where the parts are better than the sum. After watching the last 20 or so minutes, maybe its the other way round. In any case, it a wonderful representation of experimental cinema at its lightest, most playful, and fun. The characters are charming and easy to relate to on some level. The only flaw really s the length, though I am huge fan of Inland Empire. I will be checking out other works by Rivette.

  12. tinahassannia's rating of the film Céline and Julie Go Boating

    Rivette's meaningful exploration into questions of character, performance and diegesis are only rewarded more significance by Berto and Labourier's delightful romps.

  13. pak's rating of the film Céline and Julie Go Boating

    C'est Mulholland Drive tourné chez ma grand-mère avec mes cousines. Épique. 99% des films d'aujourd'hui brilleront par leur pusillanisme comparé à cette belle oeuvre.

  14. Abby.'s rating of the film Céline and Julie Go Boating

    Magical and delightfully surreal. Juliet Berto and Dominique Labourier are wonderful. Criterion, please release this.

  15. Polyglot's rating of the film Céline and Julie Go Boating

  16. Gerry Miriello's rating of the film Céline and Julie Go Boating

    In the inner circle of the greatest films in the history of cinema. Casts a spell that does not relent.

  17. Diogo Baldaia's rating of the film Céline and Julie Go Boating

  18. cammy's rating of the film Céline and Julie Go Boating

    Probably in the top 3 of my favorite things in the world.

  19. chanandre's rating of the film Céline and Julie Go Boating

    Finally saw this and on a impecable 35 mm print. HELL to the yeaaaaaaaaaaaaah.

  20. The Dreaming's rating of the film Céline and Julie Go Boating

    Jean Cocteau meets Lewis Carroll and Louis Feuillade... The most wonderful french film !

  21. Zachary George Najarian-Najafi's rating of the film Céline and Julie Go Boating

    It's been a long time since I've watched a film that's left me so dumbfounded. For three hours I was glued to the screen trying to make sense of everything, and yet you can't. This film is a love letter to the cinema itself, and it can't be called anything other than a masterpiece. And, yes, Celine and Julie do eventually go boating.

  22. Sean Keeley's rating of the film Céline and Julie Go Boating

    I know this film is much beloved, and I know it's supposed to be a metaphor for cinema, and I know it's supposed to be fun and playful. But I found it esoteric, interminable, and just dull. Maybe I'm missing something; certainly enough people love this film to warrant a second viewing. But I'm not exactly cherishing that prospect.

  23. Mitchell Brown's rating of the film Céline and Julie Go Boating

    Saw It first time back in NYC in 1980 was the revelatory movie going experience of my life. It played days at the 8th St. Cinema. Andrew Sarris described it as 4 hours of unalloyed bliss. I was enraptured and returned the next day to be enraptured again. A movie about making movies. The audience creates along with the director. Sublime the way Alice In Wonderland is sublime Where is a region on DVD????? HUH????

  24. jimmylorunning's rating of the film Céline and Julie Go Boating

    This movie delights in objects and places, whole worlds of imagination spring up from them, real life falls to the wayside or gets owned by fancies, mysteries compound and at one point the main characters are almost watching the movie WITH us. But NOT in an overly-intellectual meta way. So crazy, and so great. This is almost like a kids adventure story or something. I really need to watch more Rivette.