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  • Summary: A group of young Parisians turn to a bohemian existence after the events of May 1968. (Film Distribution)
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 90
    A magical and supernally beautiful meditative drug-trip head-space picture (a full-fledged ZZM, q.v. above) for which all Euro-film masochists should rearrange their schedules. It'll be out on DVD soon, and that's great. But Garrel's films are almost never seen on the big screen, and this one's worth it.
  2. While the film’s desperately sad finale indicates that Philippe Garrel knows the truth of '68 better than most and might have suffered a crisis in faith in the years since, this magnificent film is itself proof that all was not lost.
  3. 75
    Regular Lovers isn't a folly-of-youth story that aches with emotion, like "Au Revoir," "Les Enfants" or "The Squid And The Whale." It's drier, and simpler.
  4. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    75
    Through a haze of opium smoke and Molotov cocktails igniting, Regular Lovers plays out like the heavier politicized and unsentimentalized counterpoint to Bernardo Bertolucci's "The Dreamers."
  5. 75
    Long, talky and shot in black and white. In other words, it requires a commitment in time and brain power - a commitment worth making.
  6. Reviewed by: Leslie Felperin
    60
    Regular Lovers evokes the '60s pretty well just through dialogue and rhythm -- better, in fact, than Bernardo Bertolucci's more reverently detailed "The Dreamers." However, the film's slow tempo induces the feeling one is living through the whole of 1968 in one sitting.
  7. 60
    Austere, underlit, uncompromisingly lackadaisical at three hours, and anachronistic in a half dozen ways.
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  1. SammiB.
    Jan 28, 2007
    4
    I am a foreign/art movie lover, but this was too slow and dragged out, even for me. Painfully long, could have been an hour shorter. Had a I am a foreign/art movie lover, but this was too slow and dragged out, even for me. Painfully long, could have been an hour shorter. Had a bit more energy and a few interesting lines in the last half hour, but by then I had little interest in the characters, who hadn't done much but smoke dope up til then. (Was tempted to walk out, like many in the theatre, NYC Cinema Village, did. ) Maybe that was the point of the movie...? Expand