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L'Iceberg Reviews

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
August 22, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
July 27, 2007
It's heartening to see anyone pull off any sort of comedy along these classically established lines.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
July 27, 2007
Delightful in places, the surreal stunts are lovingly crafted. As a seaworthy film, though, Fiona's folly is more pratfall than plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Gianni Truzzi
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
July 12, 2007
Words seldom intrude on the sight gags that range from elegant to acrobatic, and the collective directors exhibit the rare bravery to let a static camera linger to crank comic tension.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
May 29, 2007
It's funny and it's touching and it's weird and it's compelling and I think really gorgeous to look at as well.
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Marta Barber
Miami Herald
May 22, 2007
The Iceberg is a riot, a quintessential French comedy with an improbable plot and an unbelievable cast of characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marc Mohan
May 11, 2007
An amusing, inventive effort.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
May 7, 2007
Admittedly, some of the humor doesn't translate well, and the performers tend to carry on too long in some scenes. Once the action shifts to the boat, there's only so much that can be done, given the confines of space. L'ICEBERG delivers laughs, though, a
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
May 7, 2007
Once we're out to sea the movie goes swimmingly -- its three protagonists fighting, flailing, and often on the verge of drowning as their tiny skiff surges toward the land of the Inuit.
Shirley Sealy
Film Journal International
May 7, 2007
Tells its highly entertaining and surprisingly touching story almost exclusively through physical comedy.
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Noel Murray
AV Club
May 5, 2007
In the end, it's easier to admire than to love.
| Original Score: B
Ken Fox
TV Guide
May 4, 2007
The film's deliberate color palette and tightly choreographed, perfectly timed sequences recall Jacques Tati. But there's an irreverent, off-center humor here that's distinctly their own.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
May 4, 2007
There's still a lot of wild visual style here, and not a few laughs. And that's a treat in any language.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine
May 4, 2007
Poignantly shot as a series of static landscapes into and out of and through which the characters move. At its most stunning, the technique finds contrary actions and moods coexisting in different parts of the frame.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
May 4, 2007
Earns two adjectives that rarely go together: breezy and bold.
| Original Score: 4/5
Kent Turner
May 4, 2007
If it weren't for the occasional full-frontal nudity, this would appeal as family fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.75/5
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
May 2, 2007
So much of the narrative takes place in and under one body of water or another that the sea itself becomes a metaphor for life and its circuitous route to absurdity. This is to say that I'm not sure what The Iceberg is, but it sure is something.
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio
May 1, 2007
The only unconvincing note in this tender, lyrical romantic reverie, is an inflexible moralistic resolution advocating female dream abstinence in favor of what is presented as a mutually exclusive conventional domestic existence.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
May 1, 2007
A wonderful Belgian slapstick comedy about leaving home and finding the perfect iceberg to chill out on.
Kam Williams
Black Star News
April 29, 2007
A charming slapstick comedy which explores a variety of themes including love, loyalty, friendship and one's relationship with oneself before delivering at a heartwarming message that maybe there's no place like home after all.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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