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Grigris Reviews

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July 30, 2014
In a crowd-pleasing way plays out as an uplifting story of an underdog overcoming his rotten fate.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 15, 2014
Démé deserves to be showcased like Keaton or Kelly
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 5, 2014
Distills a vast swath of history and experience in the travails of one striving man.
October 21, 2013
For the second consecutive time in a row, Haroun's entry point into the film is that of an elusive, timorous character - making for a fascinating way to peer into a world we already know little about.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 11, 2013
[An] uplifting underdog story, complete with dance numbers and a sweet romantic subplot.
May 31, 2013
Even if the plotting is a trifle trite, that doesn't mean that Haroun can't find ways to surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.3/10
May 28, 2013
Grigris measures out its story in spacious doses, hoping to build into something of a morality tale, but there is little learned except that entering a criminal enterprise and trying to outsmart the criminals, probably isn't a great idea.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 28, 2013
The movie loses its way with too much plot (including an unconvincing love story), weak dialogue, amateurish acting, and a frustratingly recessive main character.
May 25, 2013
Ultimately too spare to completely satisfy, the pronounced feeling coming out of this film is that it needs more dancing.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Top Critic
May 23, 2013
This elegant, geographically vivid pic is considerably leaner than its melodramatic premise might suggest.
May 23, 2013
[Features] a thin, undernourished script, mountains of clichés, pale local colour and indifferent performances.
May 23, 2013
Haroun previously won the Jury Prize in Cannes for his 2010 drama A Screaming Man, and this low-key crime story unfolds with the same kind of thoughtful, resigned fatalism.
May 22, 2013
This is a minor work set alongside something like Our Father, but the director's compassion shines out, and so does the charisma of Souleymane Deme.
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