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Delicatessen Reviews

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June 5, 2007
There are no characters to care about or remember afterward -- just a lot of flashy technique involving decor, some glib allegorical flourishes, and the obligatory studied film-school weirdness.
January 1, 2000
Delicatessen could have some appeal to the cult film crowd who like their meat sliced thin...
Full Review | Original Score: C-
May 21, 2006
Delicatessen uses its aggressive stylization and capricious visual contraptions as a form of imprisonment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 21, 2013
What will filmmakers Jeunet and Caro serve for dessert in their next movie? Something equally daring, one hopes -- but more thoroughly cooked and a bit easier to swallow.
January 1, 2000
A laboriously self-conscious attempt at being avant-garde.
May 20, 2003
Its last half-hour is devoted chiefly to letting the characters wreck the sets, and quite literally becomes a washout when the bathtub overflows.
October 10, 2006
If Rube Goldberg had concocted the film Eating Raoul, it might have turned out something like Delicatessen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 21, 2013
All of this is handled in a breezy, off-handed, nutsy manner, as the superb cast combines to help bring it off.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 21, 2013
A must see, Delicatessen is an absolute delight and a bizarrely madcap experience.
February 1, 2011
Like a light-hearted Brazil it conjures up imagery of such impact, and such resonant subject matter that it will (...) affect audiences for generations to come.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 12, 2006
A title certainly worthy of its cult status.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 29, 2003
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January 27, 2004
Sublime, edible film with exquisite art direction.
| Original Score: 5/5
July 26, 2002
As fascinating as it is weird. And it's rrrrreally weird.
| Original Score: 5/5
November 21, 2013
The movie, take it from me, is a lot more fun to sit through than to describe in a single sentence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
This is a film for particularly morbid tastes in comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: high +1 out of -4..+4
December 6, 2016
If we take the idea of a romantic comedy set in the ruins of a dead society and dressed up with cannibal horror seriously at all, it's hard to see how it could turn out better than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
March 7, 2006
A black comedy mind-bender.
| Original Score: 5/5
August 24, 2010
Dark comedy-fantasy about cannibalism isn't for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 16, 2010
[A] black-hearted black comedy, directed as if it were a living cartoon.
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