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on 25 July 2013
A new classic masterwork from Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Beautiful french comedy. Dany Boon is at his best. A feast movie for eyes.
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on 23 October 2012
I got this because I vaguely remembered the reviews in the paper when it came out, and it was only a quid or so used when Amazon touted it. As others have said, it's a strange comedy stuffed with bizarre underworld dwellers who combine to help the "hero", a video store minder rendered homeless by being accidentally shot in the head, to gain revenge on two arms companies: one of them manufactured the bullet which caused the problem and the other made the mine which had killed his dad long before. The tactic is to set the companies against each other, and the methods and characters are straight out of Terry Gilliam - bonkers. The detail is terrific, the colours rich, and the whole thing is a lot of fun. Well worth checking out, especially if you like French film.
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on 22 October 2014
A wonderfully quirky comedy from Jeunet & Caro. Beautifully shot with some brilliant visuals and a great plot. A must have for fans of Amelie and Delicatessen.
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on 24 April 2013
Had seen this film at our local independent cinema and really liked it. If you like quirky and don't mind subtitles do give it a try. It has warmth and humour.
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on 19 August 2011
Having read the reviews so far, I am mystified about how this film can ever be given more than three stars.

This film is a sad attempt at cashing in on the success of Delicatessen and Amélie, having none of the originality nor the humour of either.

All the gags seem to come with a big "mental" flashing arrow with the words "laugh here".
There is nothing more tragic than a film trying (and failing) to be funny.

The characters themselves are mere caricatures with no depth whatsoever.
They are all walking clichés. Including the black man who talks in, well, clichés. The only one to put certain energy into his acting, by the way.

Yolande Moreau (an outstanding actress in her portrayal of Séraphine de Selins), seems to be very ill at ease with her nonsensical "mother" figure.

The action is incoherent and lacks fluidity.
There are some moments in which it seems to stop for no apparent reason.

The film is well made, graphics-wise and all that, but the overall feel is of boredom and a yearn to watch again the truly memorable ones it's trying to emulate.
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on 28 March 2013
Well acted,not a laugh out loud comedy but has a brilliant story.And worth watching.French cinima has always out played holly wood in this type of film.
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on 22 June 2013
Great film - watched with my 7 year old son who found it as entertaining as I did. Different, quirky and fun.
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on 17 January 2011
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. French with English subtitles. Some hilarious moments. Very good acting and retains that French cinematic style.
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on 9 October 2015
Great film - quirky, funny, intelligent. Excellent for all the family (i.e. nowt rude nor too violent). Must have for any discerning collection.
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on 26 August 2014
This for me is the ultimate Jeunet film. It combines the charm of Amelie with the dark humour and downright weirdness of Delicatessan. Perfect.
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