L'Iceberg - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

L'Iceberg Reviews

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Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
June 7, 2007
If mime is your idea of entertainment, you might have a good time, but others will feel as though they're trapped in an invisible box.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
July 27, 2007
I found it striking but often strident, and neither funny nor edifying.
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
July 2, 2009
While it might be fun to laugh at carefully crafted slapstick for half an hour, it's hard for it to maintain its momentum for the duration of a feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 24, 2008
Watching it was a very cold experience.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Phil Hall
Film Threat
May 4, 2007
It's sort of like a Jacques Tati film...except that it's not funny.
| Original Score: 0.5/5
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Cliff Doerksen
Time Out
July 26, 2007
Cute but toothless.
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Jim Ridley
Village Voice
May 1, 2007
If the sight gag is dead, this excruciatingly precious Belgian comedy is less a resurrection than an autopsy.
Eric Lurio
Times Square
April 14, 2007
The film is a series of tableaus and gags that may indeed work by themselves but, when cemented together, creates lots of dead air.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.3/5
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
June 15, 2007
Ultimately undone by its air of overly mannered preciousness.
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
July 13, 2007
'Deadpan' doesn't begin to describe the tongue-in-cheek mix of gravity and cool detachment in which L'Iceberg's slapstick nonsense thrives.
| Original Score: 3/4
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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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
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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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.
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
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.
Harry Chotiner
April 23, 2007
In stillness and frantic movement these characters somehow survive and endure. We aren't laughing out loud. But we are staring in stunned gasping delight.
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.
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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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
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