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Le Havre Reviews

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January 8, 2018
Le Havre charmingly renews the old-fashioned belief in an ethic among the urban poor, one that sometimes rises to the challenge of mutual help across lines of race and nation. This sense of solidarity even crosses lines of cultural ambition.
November 27, 2017
It is not a set of moves within and against the system writ large; it zeroes in on individuals, frames them, looks into their eyes, forges space and community with them, in neighborhoods, through moments.
July 22, 2016
Plays less like a snapshot of Europe wrestling with the realities of immigration and more like a fantasy about how Kaurismaki wishes every immigrant's story would play out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 7, 2015
"Le Havre" is easily the most humanist, generous and hopeful movie in recent memory.
September 4, 2013
Overly sentimental but warmhearted Marxist message pic.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 19, 2013
We are so held by the film's impact that its ending, surprise or not, is like a bonus.
August 22, 2012
Kaurismäki returns with another of his deadpan comedies, reminiscent of the great silent comedians, though this one is arguably one of his gentlest as well.
April 16, 2012
Le Havre is presented as an oasis of happy inclusiveness within a regimented, uniformed, legislated and suspicious world at large; to spend time here is a pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 7, 2012
Kaurismäki turns his affectionate, whimsical eye on the impoverished but generous folk of a run-down, waterfront community in the Normandy port of Le Havre.
April 6, 2012
The result is both charming and purposeful.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 6, 2012
Written and directed by Finland's Aki Kaurismäki, this warmly engaging film is an understated pleasure about a surprisingly resourceful underdog.
April 6, 2012
The intricately woven tale of hide and seek is full of priceless, poker-faced comedy and heartrending tenderness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 5, 2012
No other director could maintain this degree of optimism while telling such a superficially grim story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 5, 2012
It's a satisfying and distinctively lovable film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 5, 2012
A charming feel-good fantasy of 'Marxist' solidarity resurgent against the chill of post-9/11 modernity.
April 5, 2012
Kaurismäki clearly knows this is a fantasy, and it's a perfectly pleasant one at that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 5, 2012
A gorgeous hymn to the struggles of the working man.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 4, 2012
I was on cloud nine throughout the film: that place of Technicolored rapture where Kaurismäki fans dwell, and where past, present and oneiric future are rolled celestially into one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 4, 2012
Such a heart-warming tale in any other hands could so easily become schmaltzy (a Spielberg remake would be awful), but the deadpan delivery and endless idiosyncrasies counterbalance this tendency.
April 1, 2012
Kaurismäki fashions a droll, engaging fairytale, with echoes of Casablanca in its colourful, close-knit Normandaise resistance...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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