L'Iceberg Reviews

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
July 2, 2009
While it might be fun to laugh at carefully crafted slapstick for half an hour, it's hard for it to maintain its momentum for the duration of a feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 24, 2008
Watching it was a very cold experience.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
July 27, 2007
It's heartening to see anyone pull off any sort of comedy along these classically established lines.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
July 27, 2007
Delightful in places, the surreal stunts are lovingly crafted. As a seaworthy film, though, Fiona's folly is more pratfall than plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
July 27, 2007
I found it striking but often strident, and neither funny nor edifying.
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Cliff Doerksen
Time Out
July 26, 2007
Cute but toothless.
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
July 13, 2007
'Deadpan' doesn't begin to describe the tongue-in-cheek mix of gravity and cool detachment in which L'Iceberg's slapstick nonsense thrives.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Gianni Truzzi
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
July 12, 2007
Words seldom intrude on the sight gags that range from elegant to acrobatic, and the collective directors exhibit the rare bravery to let a static camera linger to crank comic tension.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
June 15, 2007
Ultimately undone by its air of overly mannered preciousness.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
June 7, 2007
If mime is your idea of entertainment, you might have a good time, but others will feel as though they're trapped in an invisible box.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
May 29, 2007
It's funny and it's touching and it's weird and it's compelling and I think really gorgeous to look at as well.
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Marta Barber
Miami Herald
May 22, 2007
The Iceberg is a riot, a quintessential French comedy with an improbable plot and an unbelievable cast of characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marc Mohan
Oregonian
May 11, 2007
An amusing, inventive effort.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
May 7, 2007
Admittedly, some of the humor doesn't translate well, and the performers tend to carry on too long in some scenes. Once the action shifts to the boat, there's only so much that can be done, given the confines of space. L'ICEBERG delivers laughs, though, a
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
May 7, 2007
Once we're out to sea the movie goes swimmingly -- its three protagonists fighting, flailing, and often on the verge of drowning as their tiny skiff surges toward the land of the Inuit.
Shirley Sealy
Film Journal International
May 7, 2007
Tells its highly entertaining and surprisingly touching story almost exclusively through physical comedy.
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Noel Murray
AV Club
May 5, 2007
In the end, it's easier to admire than to love.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 4, 2007
The film's deliberate color palette and tightly choreographed, perfectly timed sequences recall Jacques Tati. But there's an irreverent, off-center humor here that's distinctly their own.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
May 4, 2007
There's still a lot of wild visual style here, and not a few laughs. And that's a treat in any language.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine
May 4, 2007
Poignantly shot as a series of static landscapes into and out of and through which the characters move. At its most stunning, the technique finds contrary actions and moods coexisting in different parts of the frame.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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