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Delicatessen Reviews

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 21, 2013
With its molelike inhabitants, its sprawling war between flesh-eaters and lentil-men, its achingly sweet love story and surrealist blend of dusty antiquities and 21st-century gizmos, Delicatessen is indescribably wild.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Clifford Terry
Chicago Tribune
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
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Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times
November 21, 2013
Delicatessen is a fearsomely intense movie that mixes moods with formidable assurance.
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Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter
June 5, 2007
With their detached, sardonic and decidedly sick slant, Jeunet and Caro have served up a burnt-to-a-crisp feast.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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.
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Variety Staff
Variety
June 5, 2007
A zany little film that's a startling and clever debut for co-helmers Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro.
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Tasha Robinson
AV Club
May 27, 2006
Eventually, Delicatessen descends into raw grotesquerie and excess. But first, it serves as an ample experimental field and proving ground for a wild talent that's thankfully become more disciplined with time.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Increasingly inventive as it progresses, Jeunet and Caro's fast, funny feature debut entertains from sinister start to frantic finish.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
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.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A laboriously self-conscious attempt at being avant-garde.
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Jenn Shreve
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet's film leaves you overwhelmed and breathless.