• Released
  • May 3, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • NR , 2 hr 2 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Drama
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Something in the Air Synopsis
A young man reacts to the social changes of the late 1960s.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By David Rooney
This is a beautifully crafted work and an acute evocation of its period both in look and attitude, and it’s no less deeply absorbing for...
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100

Variety

By Justin Chang
Decidedly not revolutionary cinema, Something in the Air instead quietly demystifies its subject. The tone of the piece is wryly...
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100

Village Voice

By Stephanie Zacharek
In Something in the Air, that past—a version of Assayas's own—is rendered in visuals so specific and evocative, it's perpetually alive.
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91

Film.com

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It proves that the screen is the place where a memory can be reborn.
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90

Los Angeles Times

By Betsy Sharkey
Assayas has such a steady hand as a director, he knows precisely how to let all of Gilles' inner angst play out. His nostalgia for those...
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
With a minimum of melodrama and a fluid camera style that weaves restlessly in and out of the throng, Something in the Air is attentive to...
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83

The A.V. Club

By A.A. Dowd
Because of its autobiographical slant, Something In The Air has been compared to Assayas’ 1994 breakthrough, "Cold Water," which gazed upon...
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Assayas may have been inspired by biographical memories, but “Air” is so sensitively observed that it simultaneously evokes a universal,...
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80

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
Where Assayas’ film really shines is in capturing that feeling, when adolescence is stumbling awkwardly toward adulthood, that the most...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Jim Emerson
Assayas looks back on the values and priorities of the time with a vision that’s both wry and tender.
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Rated NR