Merci pour le chocolat Reviews

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March 5, 2013
We can rejoice that he carries on, breathes his profession as his native air, makes pictures of varying quality but persistently makes them.
November 29, 2002
A tasty appetizer that leaves you wanting more.
November 8, 2002
An elegant, exquisitely modulated psychological thriller.
October 18, 2002
It's enough to watch Huppert scheming, with her small, intelligent eyes as steady as any noir villain, and to enjoy the perfectly pitched web of tension that Chabrol spins.
October 18, 2002
Merci Pour le Chocolat has a restraint and rigor that we don't see in commercial American films, the kind that a director creates when he has no interest in sentimentality or in soliciting the audience's favor.
October 17, 2002
A sun-drenched masterpiece, part parlor game, part psychological case study, part droll social satire.
September 27, 2002
Huppert gives what may be her wittiest passive-aggressive performance yet.
September 20, 2002
Every moment of the way, there is a delectable sense of suble menace.
September 13, 2002
Suspend your disbelief here and now, or you'll be shaking your head all the way to the credits.
August 23, 2002
Huppert has the best poker face since Buster Keaton. She faces the camera with detached regard, inviting us to imagine what she is thinking.
August 22, 2002
An impeccable study in perversity.
August 16, 2002
In his 48th film of his 44-year career, New Wave pioneer Chabrol remains at the height of his powers.
August 15, 2002
Huppert, for her part, is magnificent, an enigmatic echo of her twisted musician in Michael Haneke's horribly grandiloquent The Piano Teacher.
August 8, 2002
This is one of Mr. Chabrol's subtlest works, but also one of his most uncanny.
July 31, 2002
Chabrol ratchets up such a level of suspense -- and Huppert gives such a mesmerizingly deadpan performance -- that Merci Pour le Chocolat turns out to be as irresistible as a piece of dark chocolate.
July 31, 2002
The picture belongs to Ms. Mouglalis, whose adorable warmth doesn't lessen her instinct to exploit.
July 30, 2002
A gripping chamber thriller...
July 30, 2002
A light confection with a tasty Isabelle Huppert performance at its center.
July 29, 2002
Every potential twist is telegraphed well in advance, every performance respectably muted; the movie itself seems to have been made under the influence of Rohypnol.
June 25, 2001
Isabelle Huppert excels as the enigmatic Mika and Anna Mouglalis is a stunning new young talent in one of Chabrol's most intense psychological mysteries.
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