Holy Motors Reviews

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Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
August 23, 2012
A Tour de Wank
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central
December 6, 2012
I admire the film for thinking out of the box, but it just tries too hard to be weird. It ends up imploding on itself due to its over-ambition.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
October 19, 2012
The sort of enigmatic movie that many critics embrace because it's open to endless interpretation ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
December 14, 2012
Go along for the ride
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
November 29, 2012
Audiences who care about character and plot are liable to take the exit to a movie that makes sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
September 19, 2012
A maddening, self-satisfied, though never smug, game of spot-the-reference that seems intended only for a particular type of cinephile.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
October 16, 2012
Holy Motors is aggressively "wild," a puzzle that tweaks the mind but doesn't nourish.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2013
The intentionally blurry, perhaps non-existent line between so-called 'reality' and fantasy is either something you are willing to endure, or not, in my case.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jonathan Romney
Screen International
May 23, 2012
At times, the film achieves a hypnotic intensity. But for much of the time, Carax too visibly strains at poetic resonance
Derek Malcolm
This is London
May 25, 2012
The film progresses from one incomprehensible chapter to another until the mind boggles with the effort needed to decipher the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
David Denby
New Yorker
October 22, 2012
Carax produces the startling dislocations of reality that Bu˝uel pulled off, but without the gleeful wit.
James Verniere
Boston Herald
November 2, 2012
Holy moly, Carax drops the movie acid.
Full Review | Original Score: C plus
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
November 8, 2012
An exercise in overindulgence.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Andy Lea
Daily Star
October 30, 2012
Weirdly - and probably for entirely the wrong reasons - I couldn't take my eyes off it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jack Rodgers
TV Guide's Movie Guide
October 19, 2012
While a single viewing (or even three) of Holy Motors isn't enough to begin to plumb the depths of its mysteries, it is enough to confirm that this weird, dazzling, utterly unique movie is one of the highlights of 21st century cinema thus far.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Chase Whale
December 21, 2012
Holy Motors is some kind of wonderful.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Matthew Odam
Austin American-Statesman
December 7, 2012
It may be the weirdest and most challenging movie to open in Austin this year. It's also oddly moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Pauline McLeod
Daily Express
September 30, 2012
It is beguiling and barking mad.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jim Poe
FILMINK (Australia)
August 23, 2012
It's rich in cinematic references and intermittently fascinating, but it's also frustratingly distant and strangely a little soulless.
Witney Seibold
November 16, 2012
Weird, baffling, and the lunatic work of a powerfully ambitious filmmaker, 'Holy Motors' is one of the best films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.5/10
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