Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    88
    Souffle-light and airily playful.
  2. It may be the most serene and optimistic film Rivette has made in France. Yet even the art-house audience may undervalue it, miss the beauty, style and wit.
  3. Magical movie, which has brilliant fun with the contrasts between film and theater, love and infatuation, reality and fantasy.
  4. It's all very French, very intricate, and -- this is Rivette's magic -- seemingly as light as air.
  5. 90
    Va Savoir doesn't so much flow as wander, trailing off into drama one minute, slapstick the next; it tries your patience, but ever so gently, masterfully.
  6. This masterful celebration starts off slowly, even uncertainly, giving no hint of the rich and elegant exploration of love, jealousy and animal attraction it will in all good time become.
  7. 90
    The film could be subtitled "Six Characters in Search of an Ending:" When they find that ending, it is gently, delightfully uplifting.
  8. 83
    A vibrant, multicharacter film that entertains, disorients and enlightens.
  9. 90
    Never less than witty, charming, accomplished.
  10. 90
    It's undeniably a trifle, but rarely is something like this done with such skill and, well, savoir-faire.
  11. Reviewed by: David Stratton
    90
    An entrancing ensemble piece, directed with calm assurance, acted by a fine ensemble, and structured and scripted with wit and precision.
  12. 90
    Va Savoir has its own unhurried pace and unpredictable humor. This is the sort of comedy Robert Altman could only dream about.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. PatC.
    Jan 10, 2007
    6
    A film for extremely patient adult viewers, it explores the dynamics of conflicted multiple love interests and how those involved get bogged A film for extremely patient adult viewers, it explores the dynamics of conflicted multiple love interests and how those involved get bogged down in taking themselves too seriously. A full 40 minutes elapses before the story's component constitute a cohesive and interesting plot. A fine film in many respects, but it simply does not contain enough content to justify its length. A single moment of pure hilarity would have done wonders. Full Review »