Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. 100
    Rohmer elegantly seduces us with people who have all of the alarming unpredictability of life.
  2. A film which should gratify any audience starved for intelligent dialogue, realistic portrayals of romance and lovely, non-cliched open-air photography.
  3. They talk and talk, and somehow it's delightful.
  4. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    100
    Few, if any, films this year will approach, let alone equal, Autumn Tale in its subtle sparkle.
  5. Rohmer treasures the undervalued glories of discourse and the intimacy of conversation over the obviousness of action or sexual display.
  6. 91
    The acting is so persuasive as to be transparent.
  7. A movie that dares you to slow down and enjoy the subtleties of life.
  8. With deft and subtle performances and an uncomplicated but savvy script, Autumn Tale gets to the inner lives of its characters.
  9. 80
    If the carefully planted romantic intrigue is serenely slow to ripen, the process is never less than intriguing.
  10. Reviewed by: John Hartl
    80
    Typically low-key and lovely.
  11. Reviewed by: Tom Keogh
    80
    Rohmer's trademark dialogue...is as poetic in its plainness as ever.
  12. As sublimely warming an experience as the autumn sun that shines benevolently on the vineyard owned by the film's central character.
  13. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    80
    Will be remembered as a vintage Rohmer harvest.
  14. 78
    The summer's best cinematic equivalent to a lazy afternoon in the shade with a cool drink.
  15. Reviewed by: Phoebe Flowers
    75
    Somewhat lumbering but ultimately rewarding plot.
  16. One of Rohmer's more engaging slices of life. The acting is impeccable.
  17. 75
    It's the talk...and the extraordinarily expressive faces of those who do the talking, that accounts for its engrossing, enchanting powers.
  18. An almost documentary reality and voyeuristic appeal.
  19. 70
    Exceptionally smart and charming.
  20. Reviewed by: Lisa Nesselson
    70
    A typically deftly layered meditation on men, women, friendship and the prospect of romance.
  21. The last and best of his "Tales of the Four Seasons."
  22. A quietly interesting but unusually perceptive story about love and relationships.
  23. Reviewed by: Rod Dreher
    63
    Somnolent, draggy but occasionally warm-hearted.
  24. Reviewed by: Sandra Contreras
    60
    (Rohmer's) simple script and methods capture a sense of place and character that eludes far more conspicuously stylish directors.
  25. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    60
    Remind(s) us of the power of good old-fashioned character-driven movies.

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