Renaissance (2006)



Critic Consensus: Renaissance attempts to blend sci-fi wonder with stark noir animation, but is often more fun to look at than to watch.

Movie Info

Set in the year 2054, a policeman investigates the kidnapping of a young scientist through the jungles that are the militia-governed districts of Paris.

Rating: R (for some violent images, sexuality, nudity and language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Musical & Performing Arts, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Mathieu Delaport, Matthieu Delaporte, Patrick Raynal, Jean-Bernard Pouy, Alexandre de la Patellière
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 24, 2007
Miramax - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Renaissance

All Critics (76) | Top Critics (21)

It's a testament to the production design that one quickly gets caught up in the story without ever completely losing the "ooh-ahh" factor. Ominous, wall-to-wall music bolsters the appropriately uneasy mood, and the bittersweet conclusion is satisfying.

Full Review… | July 22, 2008
Top Critic

For its retro-futurist look alone, this outdated thriller set in 2054 Paris is worth seeing.

Full Review… | November 3, 2006
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Its dark images echo in the mind's eye. And for that alone, it's worth seeing.

Full Review… | October 12, 2006
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

An empty experience; lots of shadow and noise, adding up to very little.

Full Review… | October 6, 2006
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Ultimately saved by the strong performances, taut atmosphere, and awe inspiring animation...

Full Review… | April 25, 2014
Cinema Crazed

The picture is visually stark - at times imagining Fritz Lang had directed The Matrix - and isolated compositions, spiked with high contrast menace, are impressive in their artistic detail. However, the perfunctory plot is B-grade sci-fi.

Full Review… | November 7, 2012
Empire Magazine Australasia

Audience Reviews for Renaissance


Beautiful, stark images and a wondrous score do a lot to sell this French made sci-fi/detective hybrid (ala Blade Runner) that's unfortunately undercut by a script that's too standard film noir. The medium is stunning ... if only they'd concentrated a bit more on the story ...

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


An interesting script but the high contrast black & white animation is distracting and tiresome. Slightly above average graphic novel-ish sci-fi crime noir.

Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer


A graphic novel in movie form that works really quite well in providing a cool, dark, film noir atmosphere. It helps having the new James Bond to provide the lead voice too. The sci-fi story is a fairly good one and quite appropriate to the style of the movie. However, the plot can drag a bit at times.

Ross Collins

Super Reviewer

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