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Chicken with Plums Reviews

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April 14, 2013
There are pleasures to be found in Chicken with Plums to be certain, but we'd hope for something a little more satisfying next time out from the directing team.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 17, 2012
The many surreal flourishes, like the film's giant breasts and petals floating through a pink-tinged sky, are supposed to be absolved of cringing obviousness because they're, you know, poetic and exotic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 28, 2013
These moments give flavor, but fail to cohere into any particular taste.
April 14, 2013
On a scene-by-scene basis, much of Chicken With Plums delivers satisfactorily, but it adds up to much less than the sum of its many parts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 14, 2012
With all the furious wand-waving, the story itself never gets to cast much of a spell.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 28, 2012
A crushing disappointment by almost any standard, Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Parronaud's followup to the delightful Persepolis is a bad idea poorly realized.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
December 29, 2011
kalos o mpaklabas, alla sto miso tapsi mpoykwneis aderfaki moy
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 11, 2013
...an admirable trip down the rabbit hole of a lonely man's mind and inspiration, but it loses its way about halfway through the movie and feels like a series of inspired, lovely short films, held together by the barest of threads.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 23, 2012
Awkwardly tries to blend tones both moody and playful, but winds up only with tiresome, goofy darkness.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 16, 2012
An overwrought Iranian film about a self-destructive artist.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 6, 2012
It is the story of a man who, disappointed by life and love, decides to go to bed and die. And the movie does the same - only it dies a full hour before the finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 14, 2012
This highly stylized, often beautiful rumination on life and art and the choices we make just sort of lies there, waiting to expire.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 20, 2012
Chicken is a movie that begins with a crescendo and doesn't sustain its lyricism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 23, 2012
The story lacks the historical sweep of Persepolis... this often plays like a bummed-out Amelie.
January 14, 2013
... uneven blend of whimsy and surrealism that's visually compelling but narratively flat.
September 21, 2012
Tepid stew.
Full Review | Original Score: B minus
August 17, 2014
As whimsical a film about a suicidal old man as you'll find.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
August 14, 2012
The honest undercurrent of melancholy keeps the whole thing from becoming unmoored.
April 23, 2012
A fable about the damage done when a young couple is forced to part, Chicken with Plums is deeply melancholic, yet so full of humor and humanity that it pulses with life even while tracing the trajectory of a slow suicide.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 23, 2012
It is all melancholy and loss, and delightfully comedic, with enough but not too much magic realism.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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