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Reviews: Life of Riley (2014)

Reviews for this film from our members:

  • Nicholas Bell @ IONCINEMA.com
    • Excerpt: With a finale that suggests an ‘all’s well that ends well’ ideal, Life of Riley is a highly styled exercise from a master filmmaker, a bittersweet addendum to an impressive body of work.
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com
    • Excerpt: A French comedy of manners in which various couples try to cope with middle-age disappointments and mediocre marriages.
  • Marilyn Ferdinand @ Ferdy on Films
    • Excerpt: Despite the brightness of the comedy and energetic work of the splendid cast, it is hard to watch Life of Riley without a certain melancholy setting in. Like the unseen George Riley, Alain Resnais’ ghost haunts this motion picture. The final grace note of the film reminds us of just how enormous our loss really is.
  • Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys
  • [New – 3/20/15] | Aaron Pinkston @ Battleship Pretension
  • Andrew Wyatt @ Gateway Cinephile
    • Excerpt: On paper, Life of Riley makes for a wry little tale about self-delusion and faux-virtuous narcissism, but Resnais makes some unfortunate choices in the process of bringing it to life.
Updated: June 13, 2015 — 9:52 pm
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