Orphée (Orpheus) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Orphée (Orpheus) Reviews

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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
Jean Cocteau's scripting and directing give the film its proper key of unworldliness.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
March 25, 2006
Somnambulistic symbolism may be art for art's sake. Maybe not. This writer finds it slightly tiresome.
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Raymond Durgnat
Time Out
February 11, 2006
Its tight cross-lacing of paranoid dreaming and poetic realism grips like a bondage corset.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Cocteau's film technique is as eccentrically sui generis as ever -- his apparent mistakes are often among his most expressive moments.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Seeing Orpheus today is like glimpsing a cinematic realm that has passed completely from the scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4