L'Iceberg - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

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
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
July 27, 2007
I found it striking but often strident, and neither funny nor edifying.
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Cliff Doerksen
Time Out
July 26, 2007
Cute but toothless.
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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
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
June 15, 2007
Ultimately undone by its air of overly mannered preciousness.
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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
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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.
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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
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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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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
May 4, 2007
Earns two adjectives that rarely go together: breezy and bold.
| Original Score: 4/5
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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.
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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.