The Pied Piper Reviews

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Dan Callahan
Slant Magazine
June 7, 2008
Jacques Demy's version of The Pied Piper is as distanced and uncertain as his masterpiece The Young Girls of Rochefort is ecstatically sure of itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 15, 2003
This version of The Pied Piper is not exactly told as a children's fable.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
February 4, 2007
This is an extremely nasty critique of modern society masquerading as a candy-colored kiddie flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.4/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
November 14, 2007
Though the legend is left intact, director Demy paints an unforgettable, horribly realistic portrait of the dreary life in the Middle Ages. This is no fairy tale for the kiddies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
September 25, 2009
The malignant side of Jacques Demy's enchantment
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
November 14, 2007
A dark and smoky affair that, although set in Germany during the Black Death summer of 1349, suggests something brainstormed in a St. Marks Place head shop.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 27, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Time Out
October 28, 2006
Too often Demy has seemed to be doing little but produce cinematic candy floss; this admittedly imperfect film of Browning's poem is at least trying for more.
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Variety
March 26, 2009
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