Andrew Jupin’s review published on Letterboxd:
Sure to be one of the most divisive films of the year. Ambitious, weird, ridiculous, frustrating, silly, beautiful, outrageous, long—it’s all those things and more. The coming together of Sparks and Leos Carax seems like one of the most logical collabs of all time.
I wasn’t sure how to feel about the film, so I decided to go back and rewatch a key scene. I wound up watching the final hour or more all over again. I guess that says something right there.
The live singing was a bold choice by Carax, but I think it mostly works and really adds to the style of world he’s building. The music is unsurprisingly great all around.
This one is going to inspire walkouts, no bones about it. People will outright hate this movie and if you’re one of those people, that’s totally fine and I completely understand.