• Unrated, 1 hr. 26 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Jacques Tati
    In Theaters:
    Feb 25, 1953 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jan 6, 2004
  • Janus Films

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Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot (Mr. Hulot's Holiday) Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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There are some real laughs in it, but Mr. Hulot's Holiday gives us something rarer, an amused affection for human nature -- so odd, so valuable, so particular.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Exquisitely funny masterpiece with one of the greatest physical comedians of all time.

| Original Score: 5/5

September 23, 2004
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

By the end, Tati has evoked the place with such grace and lulling humor that we wouldn't mind staying there.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 5/5

February 3, 2009
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

| Original Score: 5/5

March 4, 2008
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

As lazy and disjointed as Mr. Hulot's Holiday seems, you know Tati worked out every small detail in advance.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
Stan Hall
Oregonian

A great introduction to the work of Tati, who made only a few movies but is rightly recognized as one of the great visionary directors.

Full Review Source: Oregonian

December 24, 2009
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...a cinematic gem, and one not to be missed...worth a hundred-fold the money you’d spend for any of today’s attempts at screen comedy.

| Original Score: 10/10

May 22, 2001
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com

There's also an unforced feel that makes it unlike nearly any other screen comedy.

Full Review Source: MovieMartyr.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 5, 2002
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A genial plotless comedy based on silent-screen slapstick and pantomine routines.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

November 17, 2005
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Though the film is in French with English subtitles, what people say matters little. Its official language is the international patois of slapstick.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

March 4, 2010
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

An often hilarious, often slow, and thoroughly odd film.

Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 4, 2004
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 5/5

August 22, 2003
Jonathan F. Richards
Film.com
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Tati is heir to the great comics of the silent era, Chaplin and Keaton and Lloyd.

Full Review Source: Film.com

April 29, 2010
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

| Original Score: 4/5

February 10, 2005
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

| Original Score: 5/5

May 28, 2004
Jake Euker
Filmcritic.com

the retro feel that the passing decades have bestowed upon it may make it even more enjoyable today than it was in 1953.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 4.5/5

December 11, 2001
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

M. Hulot's Holiday is an unalloyed delight of a movie! It's rarely hysterically funny, but it is constantly charming.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 5/5

September 22, 2004
Jamie Russell
BBC.com

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 4/5

July 1, 2003
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

Tati's comic rhythms are graceful and almost elegant, heavily reliant on strict timing and careful composition.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

May 23, 2001
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

| Original Score: 3/5

November 4, 2003
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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December 25, 2010
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
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May 20, 2003
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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September 24, 2005

Guardian
August 19, 2003

Time Out
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Variety
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August 27, 2008
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