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Grigris Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
May 15, 2014
Démé deserves to be showcased like Keaton or Kelly
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
May 5, 2014
Distills a vast swath of history and experience in the travails of one striving man.
Stefan Pape
HeyUGuys
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
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
October 11, 2013
[An] uplifting underdog story, complete with dance numbers and a sweet romantic subplot.
Tim Grierson
Paste Magazine
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
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Guy Lodge
Variety
May 23, 2013
This elegant, geographically vivid pic is considerably leaner than its melodramatic premise might suggest.
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Stephen Dalton
Hollywood Reporter
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.
Kevin Jagernauth
The Playlist
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
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Jon Frosch
The Atlantic
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.
Shaun Munro
Film School Rejects
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-
Dan Fainaru
Screen International
May 23, 2013
[Features] a thin, undernourished script, mountains of clichés, pale local colour and indifferent performances.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
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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