Holy Motors (2012)

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Critic Consensus: Mesmerizingly strange and willfully perverse, Holy Motors offers an unforgettable visual feast alongside a spellbinding -- albeit unapologetically challenging -- narrative.


Movie Info

From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the life of Monsieur Oscar, a shadowy character who journeys from one life to the next. He is, in turn, captain of industry, assassin, beggar, monster, family man... He seems to be playing roles, plunging headlong into each part - but where are the cameras? Monsieur Oscar is alone, accompanied only by Céline, the slender blonde woman behind the wheel of the vast engine that transports him through and around Paris. He's like a conscientious assassin moving from … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Leos Carax
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 26, 2013
Box Office: $0.6M
Runtime:
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Cast


as M. Oscar/Le Banquier...

as Celine

as Kay M.

as Eva Grace/Jean

as Man With Birthmark

as Léa/Elise

as La petite fille

as le rêveur

as L'homme a la tache d...
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Critic Reviews for Holy Motors

All Critics (138) | Top Critics (34)

It is never dull.

Full Review… | June 17, 2013
The New Republic
Top Critic

By the time this film's over, you're shaken, intrigued and reminded that art doesn't need to add up to be entrancing.

Full Review… | January 24, 2013
Detroit News
Top Critic

Holy Motors is some kind of wonderful.

Full Review… | December 21, 2012
Film.com
Top Critic

Holy Motors is visionary, absurd, melancholy, ecstatic, confounding, and ultimately transcendent. If 2012 spawns a better film I will eat a bouquet of flowers.

Full Review… | November 25, 2013
Quickflix

It is gratifying to discover that mankind is still capable of finding new ways of being weird.

Full Review… | July 21, 2013
EricDSnider.com

It's an ingenious, half-mad triumph, and exactly what we expect from outlier Carax-one decade at a time.

Full Review… | June 17, 2013
Film Comment Magazine

Audience Reviews for Holy Motors

This film is very weird, and I am with the majority in thinking this. The film follows a man as he runs around town in a limousine with his faithful driver, put into different scenes that make no sense when put together, and then goes home. The first scene includes a motion capture simulated sex scene, followed by a blind hooligan kidnapping a model, and an accordion march through a church. There's many more scenes like this, and no, it doesn't make sense altogether. Even the ending doesn't make any sense, and it's the main resolution. The main thing to think about when watching this film is the beauty, the eccentricities in every scene, the amazing music, mood, cinematography. It's just an amazing feat of filmmaking and that is something I am with the majority as well. It's a bit slow and quiet at times, but it's something worth sticking with. Besides that, the performance Denis Lavant is spectacular, queer, awesome, and intriguing, all at once.

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Spencer S.

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Directors Cat

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The only "talking cars" movie worse than "Cars 2".

Aside from an Andy Serkis-esque lead preformance from the chameleon Denis Lavant, "Holy Motors" is nothing more than pretentious nonsense, pandering to the type of fim geek who attempts to find deeper meaning in randomness.

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Markus Emilio Robinson
Markus Robinson

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