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New York Times:
A hilarious shaggy dog story, with the pessimism of the exquisite logic that leads nowhere.
With Loves of a Blonde, it's the best work Forman's done, rooted in a social reality that has eluded him in his American projects.
It is a relief to find a director who doesn't force his material, who trusts us to understand what's funny without being told.
The nonprofessional actors, hammy slapstick and overwrought politics make it a better conversation piece than viewing experience.
Quietly, irresistibly funny in the early Forman manner (this was his first film in colour); but the belated switch to allegorical satire seems altogether too sour in the context.
Forman has cannily used a bevy of non-actors to flesh out a practically plotless vehicle, a lively, brimming comedy on human conduct and smalltown life.