Les aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec (The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec) (2010)

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Luc Besson directs this big-screen adaptation of the graphic novel The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec. The movie stars Louise Bourgoin as the title character, an independent-minded writer who becomes embroiled in a mystery involving mummies, bad guys, and dinosaurs in pre World War I Paris. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

Rating: PG (for some violence, language, brief sensuality and rude humor)
Genre: Action & Adventure , Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Written By: Jacques Tardi , Luc Besson
Box Office: $0.1M
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Cast


as Adèle Blanc-Sec

as Dieuleveult

as Inspector Caponi

as Justin de Saint-Hube...

as Prof. Ménard

as Zborowski

as President Fallières

as Agathe Blanc-Sec

as Espérandieu
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Critic Reviews for Les aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec (The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec)

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (1)

It all plays on one note of droll flippancy, which, while pleasingly mordant, is all style and very little substance.

Full Review… | April 20, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

This is what comic-book movies look like when they're not blown up into $200 million monstrosities: friendly and eldritch and kinda cosy even in the middle of outrageous escapades.

Full Review… | August 14, 2013
Flick Filosopher

The film lacks the more corrosive aspects of [Jacques] Tardi's work, but Besson replaces it with something that gives the story a larger shape and meaning.

Full Review… | August 13, 2013
The Dissolve

Visually impressive old-school fun, anchored by a charmingly confident performance from Louise Bourgoin.

Full Review… | August 12, 2013
Aisle Seat

[Blu-ray Review] It's got first-rate, photorealistic CGI effects, fine period art direction and costumes, and features an irresistible lead performance.

Full Review… | August 12, 2013
TheFilmFile.com

A spirited, if chaotic, fantasy adventure that pilfers the best bits from Indiana Jones and gives them a distinctly Gallic flavour.

Full Review… | April 25, 2011

Audience Reviews for Les aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec (The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec)

Uninspired, with odd attempts of humor and an unlikable heroine, this adventure wants to be a French Indiana Jones but fails on pretty much every level. Even for a film with fantastic elements, the plot holes are huge and the unlikeliness keeps adding up to a degree where this is merely a comedy. At least the special effects are somewhat decent, but when the entire cast of characters consists of idiots or arrogant pricks, there is little to hang on to. Disappointing.

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Jens S.

Super Reviewer

In 1911, novelist and adventuress Adele Blanc-Sec seeks an ancient Egyptian cure to bring her twin sister out of her coma. Luc Besson's attempt to make an Indiana Jones-style blockbuster infused with French whimsy doesn't always click, but any movie that features both a pterodactyl and a mummy has something going for it.

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Greg S

Super Reviewer

Using Jacques Tardi's comic book series as his basis, Luc Besson conjures up The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec.As seen in its title, the story that unfolds is quite extraordinary and bizarre, which is another way of saying that it is more wacky than it is a serious action adventure. Don't let that be a show-stopper because despite its frantic nature, this picture is an entertainer.There is a heavy reliance on CG, especially in the latter portions of the film. The fantasy characters do play an integral piece in the story, along with their amusing personalities, and their appearances are passable.The lovely Louise Bourgoin turns in a memorable performance with the frisky nature of her character, Adele, and her fine delivery of French dialogue. The rest of the supporting cast, although somewhat lost in the turmoil of things, also deliver acceptable supporting performances.Coming in at 90+ minutes, along with a small segment during the closing credits, The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec ends up as an outlandishly satisfying picture.

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JY Skacto

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