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Le Havre Reviews

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March 24, 2012
Le Havre could be described as the ever-quirky Aki Kaurismaki's 'wish list' film addressing today's tide of refugees who are usually faceless crowds or worse, corpses at the unintended end of their journey
March 24, 2012
There's something extremely pure about this simple yet beautiful film in which ordinary people do extraordinary things
March 16, 2012
It is rare and welcome to watch a movie that automatically assumes people will do the right thing at the slightest provocation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 7, 2012
Endearingly quirky, just this side of precious, but so warm and deftly executed that you go along with it.
February 22, 2012
A humanist hug of a fable, which concludes that while big miracles may happen, it's the everyday 'miracles' people create for one another that really count.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 25, 2012
Uses Kaurismäki's dry wit to tell a tale that's more earnest and political than anything he's done, but which retains the skewed Scandinavian worldview we've come to expect.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 17, 2012
[It's] a movie that - like fellow 2011 Cannes entry The Kid With A Bike - is all about generosity of spirit and the cosmic rewards afforded those who live compassionately.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 13, 2012
A charming film that celebrates humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 13, 2012
"Le Havre" is a passing fancy of a film, but it passes quite nicely indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 5, 2012
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Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 30, 2011
The latest work by Finnish cult director Aki Kaurismaki is is his strongst in a decade--and one of 2011 best foreign pictures.
Full Review | Original Score: A
December 30, 2011
The movie never wears out its welcome with an efficient 93-minute running time. Besides the four principal characters, the supporting cast makes an impression playing a grocer, a baker, a tavern owner and Marcel's best buddy from Vietnam. It also...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 14, 2011
While the film never reaches any hugely profound revelations with its parable-styled stories of compassion and community, and occasionally feels a little slight, it's also enormously enjoyable and gorgeous to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
December 8, 2011
It's a puzzle, and an intriguing one.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 7, 2011
In two stories of evolving trust and secrets, Le Havre reflects the essential simplicity of the moral choices made in its simple-seeming camera set-ups.
December 2, 2011
'Tis the season, so the saying goes. And when it comes to Aki Kaurismäki, it holds true. The Finnish writer-director arrives bearing a gift wrapped in a contemporary immigration fable.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 1, 2011
Kaurismaki's movie about a shoeshine man and an illegal immigrant is nothing less than a joy
November 29, 2011
A wonderfully concise, unfussy movie; it is "easy" by the director's standards, which is to say that it doesn't leave any significant ellipses in the narrative up until the aggressively darling ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
November 25, 2011
If the bummers and ambiguity of some of this season's movies are getting you down - or, hey, just the bummers and ambiguities of life - make your way to Le Havre. You won't be sorry.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 23, 2011
...an upbeat little tome that leaves a good feeling to the spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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