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Western (1998)

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83

Average Rating: 7.2/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 1

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A French road movie with an unlikely and mystifying title, Western is actually a romantic comedy-drama from writer-director Manuel Poirier. A charming Spanish shoe salesman, Paco (Sergi Lopez), picks up a Russian hitchhiker, Nino (Sacha Bourdo). Nino steals Paco's flashy car because Nino thinks that it will help him find a woman. Paco is befriended by Marinette (Elisabeth Vitali), and they fall in love, but he loses his job. Paco attacks Nino, but the two later become friends. Marinette tells

Unrated,

Comedy

Nov 10, 2008

New Yorker Films

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A delightfully subtle and perceptive blend of romantic comedy and road movie.

February 14, 2001 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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The adventures are arbitrary, the cuteness of the men grows wearing, and when Nino has an accident with a chainsaw, we can see contrivance shading off into desperation.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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One of the most refreshing aspects of Manuel Poirier's Western ... is the way it explodes many common notions about France and French movies.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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A funny, romantic film filled with cozy intimacies and lovely, wide-screen images of the French countryside.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: New York Times
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A charmer from France that feels like a throwback to the 1960s, when foreign films flooded art- house cinemas.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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A road movie unlike any other you've yet seen.

March 5, 2011 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

A charming and -- dare I use this word in a FT review? -- delightful road movie.

December 8, 2002 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

Funny, touching, familiar yet original.

June 5, 2002
Boxoffice Magazine

viewers who insist on sturdy plots, admirable characters and lots of action will undoubtedly be bored senseless by Poirier's trek through Brittany -- the title refers to the western region of France.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews
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If none of these characters is overweeningly compelling, they are all undeniably charming.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Touted as a comedy, it's actually nothing of the sort, struggling to get anywhere near the British funny bone.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

This richly satisfying French movie takes the archetypal road story into some uncharted territory.

March 7, 2011 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
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