Les aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec (The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec) Reviews

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December 5, 2020
Imagine a zany mix of Amélie and Lara Croft, Indiana Jones and Tintin, and you have Louise Bourgoin's plucky heroine.
January 28, 2019
So good-natured that whether the audience are smiling delightedly or groaning inwardly, all will be enjoying its visual beauty and plucky spirit.
August 14, 2013
This is what comic-book movies look like when they're not blown up into $200 million monstrosities: friendly and eldritch and kinda cosy even in the middle of outrageous escapades.
August 13, 2013
The film lacks the more corrosive aspects of [Jacques] Tardi's work, but Besson replaces it with something that gives the story a larger shape and meaning.
August 12, 2013
Visually impressive old-school fun, anchored by a charmingly confident performance from Louise Bourgoin.
August 12, 2013
[Blu-ray Review] It's got first-rate, photorealistic CGI effects, fine period art direction and costumes, and features an irresistible lead performance.
April 25, 2011
A spirited, if chaotic, fantasy adventure that pilfers the best bits from Indiana Jones and gives them a distinctly Gallic flavour.
April 23, 2011
It is a pleasure to look at, but the performances are heavy-handed rather than pleasantly stylised and the whimsy over-abundant.
April 22, 2011
April 22, 2011
Children will undoubtedly delight in this juvenile cartoonish caper.
April 22, 2011
The plot, is frankly, completely barmy but it's directed with panache and energy by Luc Besson and is good fun for the most part.
April 21, 2011
Coasts in on a waft of burlesque acting and droll good humour, with each episode metaphorically framed by quotation marks.
April 21, 2011
This is a thoroughly likeable romp, astutely grounded by its no-nonsense protagonist and a healthy line in gallows - or rather, guillotine - humour.
April 21, 2011
Flagrantly silly, but also disarmingly feather-light and charming.
April 21, 2011
A film that's never quite as witty or thrilling as you'd hope, yet marches defiantly to its own beat.
April 21, 2011
It's all very exhuberant and well mounted but Indiana Jones it is not.
April 20, 2011
A manic mash-up of The Mummy, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Q - The Winged Serpent and Night At The Museum, where a pterodactyl chick meets retro chic - but somehow it all adds up to less than the sum of its parts.
April 20, 2011
Complete twaddle, trafficking heavily in bad CGI (dinosaurs, mummies) and prosthetics.
April 20, 2011
Luc Besson returns with this entertaining adventure-cum-fantasy, set in 1912, and adapted from Jacques Tardi's comic series.
April 20, 2011
Impressively directed and beautifully designed, this is a highly entertaining and frequently funny action-adventure romp with a witty script, great special effects and a terrific central performance from rising star Louise Bourgoin.
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