Mississippi Mermaid (La Sirène du Mississipi) Reviews

July 24, 2020
Mississippi Mermaid will keep you guessing about who genuinely casts the spell.
July 22, 2015
Truffaut playfully employs various filmmaking techniques throughout the picture.
April 13, 2015
The redemptive power of love is joined with a stifled guffaw of irony.
November 17, 2011
April 29, 2010
Mississippi is a film noir shot in dazzling color, a Hitchcock movie with the soul of a Jean Renoir drama.
July 8, 2009
Try to view this tale of a siren's song as something chewier than a cover version of Hitch's greatest hits, and what's left is a facile take on l'amour fou.
July 8, 2009
Truffaut's frequently overlooked eighth feature isn't kid stuff.
June 14, 2007
Approached as a caper film or a revenge-and-murder thriller, the movie is unsatisfying, but seen as a love story in which criminal activities are used to provide tension and an atmosphere of isolation, it is brilliantly unnerving
June 12, 2005
August 12, 2004
Truffaut demonstrates his ability to venture into Hitchcock's suspense/thriller territory while simultaneously delving into Buuel's patented themes of sexual obsession
June 8, 2003
It defies easy definition and blithely triumphs over what initially appears to be structural schizophrenia. It is the creation of a superior moviemaker who works eccentrically in the classical tradition.
March 5, 2002
Eminently watchable.
January 1, 2000
It's the crown jewel of the Castro's Truffaut retrospective, beginning Friday, and for very good reason.
January 1, 2000
A romantic humanist with an infectious love for cinema, Truffaut introduced an effervescence, wit and a gift for brisk storytelling that's still unmatched.