Boudu Saved From Drowning (Bondé sauvé des eaux) Reviews

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January 24, 2020
It is a tribute to the permanence of the cinema and the art of Jean Renoir that [Boudu Saved From Drowning] is today, dollar for dollar, one of the best movie investments in Los Angeles.
January 18, 2019
Renoir keeps it all beautifully, humorously on track.
January 22, 2018
Its joy is as infectious as ever, its anarchy still as cutting as that of L'Age d'Or; and the free-and-easy techniques once described by Sadoul as "of very uneven quality" look not only completely masterly but impeccably modern.
August 29, 2012
A beautifully rhythmed film that makes one nostalgic for the period when it was made.
December 16, 2010
It's hard to imagine cinema without Boudu Saved From Drowning.
December 16, 2010
It's a neat idea, executed to fine comic effect thanks mainly to a larger-than-life performance from the great French character actor, Michel Simon.
December 15, 2010
There is an ingenious performance from Michel Simon as the libidinous tramp and many entertaining comic touches.
December 15, 2010
This deliciously subversive 1932 social comedy kicked off Jean Renoir's greatest period.
December 13, 2010
Tier two Renoir, but well worth hunting down, not least for Michael Simon's mighty Catweazle beard.
August 12, 2009
The film needs no justification outside itself as a rich, funny, rewarding experience.
May 9, 2007
Amid the early-talkie crudeness you can see Renoir discover what it means to visually evoke the unpredictable flow of life with composition, movement, and depth.
August 30, 2006
This social comedy is another masterpiece from Renoir.
February 9, 2006
The most startling thing about Boudu is just how incredibly fresh it remains.
December 31, 2005
This film from 1932 shows Renoir's gift for storytelling and comedy.
December 27, 2005
Boudu Saved From Drowning is one of Jean Renoir's most enjoyable films. Its wit, freshness and spontaneity continue to impress.
August 24, 2005
Even enterprise without state can be amply rewarded in the films of Renoir.
August 22, 2005
Recognized for its marvelous characterizations, its splendid acting and its inventive film technique.
June 18, 2005
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