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The Illusionist (L'illusionniste) Reviews

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

It's not much of a story, but the delights of "The Illusionist" have little to do with plot.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 4, 2011
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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The Illusionistis magical in more ways than one.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: A-

February 3, 2011
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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The story has enough sentimental schmaltz to grease a locomotive.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 3, 2011
Sharon Hoffmann
Kansas City Star

Here's a quiet, poetic, droll and ultimately deeply moving animated dramedy that creeps up slowly and leaves you devastated.

Full Review Source: Kansas City Star | Original Score: 3/4

February 3, 2011
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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A lovely appreciation of Tati and a loving, bittersweet look at the end of the 1950s, before entertainers like the magician of the title were displaced by rock bands and other more visceral acts.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4.5/5

February 3, 2011
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies

[A] good tribute to a good filmmaker, but also a good film on its own.

Full Review Source: Ebert Presents At The Movies

January 31, 2011
Sarah Boslaugh

The best reason to see The Illusionist is the art, which is a perfect match to the film's mood as well as its celebration of old-fashioned entertainment.

Full Review Source: Playback:stl | Original Score: 6/10

January 30, 2011
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate

A minimalist, melancholy homage to Jacques Tati - a sweetly sad tone poem that's filled with bittersweet nostalgia and exquisite imagery.

Full Review Source: SSG Syndicate | Original Score: 10/10

January 29, 2011
Tom Long
Detroit News
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A French import that's long on grace notes and wry humor, it eschews flash and opts for heart to great effect.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: A-

January 28, 2011
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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A quiet declaration of love - for the urban vistas of the 1950s, for sleight-of-hand enchantment, for pen-and-ink animation and for a legendary French filmmaker who exited the stage before telling his daughter the magic word.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 28, 2011
Shawn Levy

You don't have to know much about Jacques Tati or how movies are made to appreciate it. But if you do, you'll be heartily amazed.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: A-

January 27, 2011
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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A gentle, wistful tale of two people who briefly become a family, "The Illusionist" is both a tribute to the French filmmaker/comedian Jacques Tati and a final word from him.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 27, 2011
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Watching "The Illusionist'' is like peering through a rippled windowpane onto a past that knows it's disappearing.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 4/4

January 27, 2011
Michael Atkinson
Boston Phoenix

In all, it's a charming chanson in a minor key, and if you zero in on Chomet's visual grace and his blooming cinephilia, then it's more than enough.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 3/4

January 27, 2011
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

The slender story demands nostalgia and sentimentality the way a horror film requires blood.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

January 24, 2011
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews

a poignant, lyrical, and beautiful film suffused with a wistful, bittersweet resignation about the passing of time

Full Review Source: Killer Movie Reviews | Original Score: 5/5

January 23, 2011
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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The gentle delights range from the depiction of late fifties' Edinburgh with the milky light and gothic-influenced architecture, to the clever evocation of Tati's bumbling, comic rhythms.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

January 21, 2011
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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The dialogue is multilingual but largely incidental to the action; the physical comedy is gracefully rendered and often magical.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 21, 2011
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

For fans of Tati and students of animation, The Illusionist probably represents some kind of nirvana. For everybody else, it's a chance to enter a magical, dream-like world created by the genius of these two artists.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 21, 2011
Beth Accomando

There is such charm and enchantment on display here that the film is hard to resist.

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January 21, 2011
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