Yoyo (Yo Yo) (1965) - Rotten Tomatoes

Yoyo (Yo Yo) (1965)

Yoyo (Yo Yo)

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Movie Info

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Comedy
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Written By: Pierre Étaix, Jean-Claude Carriere
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Critic Reviews for Yoyo (Yo Yo)

All Critics (1)

Between inspired silent-movie sequences and a wry jab at television are an idyllic love story and a romantic portrait of the artist as a young clown.

Full Review… | March 24, 2013
Seattle Weekly

Audience Reviews for Yoyo (Yo Yo)

a sad millionaire runs away to join the circus. charming and adorable

rubystevens
Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

Work of Art. Amazing!!!

anastasia57001
Anastasia Bartzoulianou

Super Reviewer

½

An eccentric millionaire (writer/director Pierre Etaix) runs off to join the circus once the stock market crash of 1929 obliterates his fortune. His son (also Etaix) eventually finds celebrity success as YoYo the Clown and he then devotes much of his energy to restoring the decrepit remains of his parent's abandoned mansion. The plot of YoYo takes a firm backseat to the visual gags and physical humor inspired from silent two-reelers; the opening of YoYo uses title cards and sound effects that are shamelessly lifted from the works of Charlie Chaplin. I wouldn't call YoYo a masterpiece, but I was immediately charmed by Etaix' sharp comedic timing and the creative misdirection he places into his sight gags. I'd say it's worth checking out if one is fond of 1920's comedy or the films of Jacques Tati.

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