Le Couperet - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Le Couperet Reviews

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February 8, 2015
Parodies the dehumanization of contemporary Capitalism and globalization in a darkly amusing way.
½ August 9, 2014
Just amazing!!!!!!!!!!!
April 5, 2014
My pick as Costa-Gavras's best film, Le Couperet works simultaneously as a provocative thriller and a clever black comedy about corporate hypocrisy. Gavras directs with attention given to style and pace and the script is intelligent and multilayerd. Jose Garcia is also a great protagonist as he is able to make a sympathetic and intriguing performance as the films greatest hero and villain. If you like thrillers, or jet black comedies, this movie delivers the goods in both regards.
November 19, 2013
Humor and Noir go hand in hand in this film about how seriously a man can take job hunting...
October 29, 2013
Fantastic film. When you lose your job become a serial killer! Cool Eh?
June 6, 2012
Une réalisation très stressante, d'autant plus qu'on s'attache assez rapidement à Bruno Davert. Ce qui est d'autant plus intéressant dans cette réalisation contemporaine de Gavras, c'est que le concept du film en soi est absolument tordant, en étant tout à la fois chaotique et despotique. Le couperet, une véritable satire de la mondialisation et de la modernisation du capitalisme, m'a fait vivre deux belles heures stressées, deux belles heures qui nous laissent avec un petit goût d'amertume dans la bouche. Miam.
½ January 21, 2012
Black humor at its best.
½ January 6, 2012
interesting concept, very black comedy.very!
April 19, 2011
Between 2.5 and 3. Really black comedy which talks mainly about how unemployment destroys your mental balance and any positive perspective you may have. Starting from a shocking point of view, it makes a reflection of the contradictions and limit situations the present system is leading to. The main character movies between the sense of guilt, and the growing impulse to, as he says, "fight with the competence for the rests, while the powerful people laugh, or even have no idea what's happening". The film is a good social one, although really though, and not good for inspiring any optimism.
½ March 13, 2010
A tense, suspenseful, and extremely realistic drama/thriller. Well done, Costa-Gavras!
August 22, 2011
A little bizarro in my opinion. It's dark with a little homour, and some of the scenes arent for the faint hearted. José Garcia is doing an ok job.
February 10, 2011
El opuesto exacto a una alegoría (hay una palabra para eso?), un noir socarrón, subversivo y calladito, que deja que sus personajes terminen en donde sus tendencias los llevan a terminar y nos ahorra las moralejas bobas.
July 30, 2007
I couldn't stop laughing!!! Ce film est trop gà (C)nial! C'est vraiment à la Française, on s'demande si on doit rire ou être à (C)cÅ"urà (C)! J'ai tellement ris, c'etait trop fort..
May 12, 2009
Bruno Davert (José Garcia) é um executivo francês, que perde seu emprego. Dois anos depois ele continua desempregado, o que o leva ao desespero. Decidido a recuperar o antigo cargo, ele decide matar seu atual ocupante e todos os candidatos da empresa em que trabalhava com potencial para ocupá-lo.
½ November 7, 2010
Nice portrait and up-to-date story with a brilliant crew. Garcia does a convincing job and Costa-Gavras refrains from showing some scenes in an à 1/4ber-humorous way, which lets them have a different and wanted effect. Overall: Worth watching.
½ September 2, 2010
Dans l'esprit du bouquin, certes, mais peu subtil dans les dialogues.
September 2, 2010
Wonderful off-the-wall black humour and a great performance of José Garcia!
August 4, 2010
Costa-Gavras is one of my fav directors. So I was very happy to get a copy of this movie.
July 19, 2010
Le désespoir pousse l'homme dans ses derniers retranchements, c'est à dire dans son animalité
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