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Mr. Hulot's Holiday (Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot) Reviews

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December 11, 2014
[VIDEO ESSAY] There is an innocent nostalgia and precious regard for all things whimsical and romantic in the films of Jacques Tati. There is also a certain je ne sais quoi that is innately French.
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 3, 2014
The film has a gentle sense of whimsy, and its observations on life's little annoyances-like the distracting clunk of a set of swinging doors-are benign.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 29, 2010
Tati is heir to the great comics of the silent era, Chaplin and Keaton and Lloyd.
March 4, 2010
Though the film is in French with English subtitles, what people say matters little. Its official language is the international patois of slapstick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 24, 2009
A great introduction to the work of Tati, who made only a few movies but is rightly recognized as one of the great visionary directors.
November 18, 2009
Jacques Tati's bumbling stick-bug of an alter ego is considered by many to be the funniest creation to come out of Gallic cinema.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 3, 2009
By the end, Tati has evoked the place with such grace and lulling humor that we wouldn't mind staying there.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 17, 2005
A genial plotless comedy based on silent-screen slapstick and pantomine routines.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 23, 2004
Exquisitely funny masterpiece with one of the greatest physical comedians of all time.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
September 22, 2004
M. Hulot's Holiday is an unalloyed delight of a movie! It's rarely hysterically funny, but it is constantly charming.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 4, 2004
An often hilarious, often slow, and thoroughly odd film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 5, 2002
There's also an unforced feel that makes it unlike nearly any other screen comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 11, 2001
the retro feel that the passing decades have bestowed upon it may make it even more enjoyable today than it was in 1953.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
May 23, 2001
Tati's comic rhythms are graceful and almost elegant, heavily reliant on strict timing and careful composition.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 22, 2001
...a cinematic gem, and one not to be missed...worth a hundred-fold the money you’d spend for any of today’s attempts at screen comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 10/10
January 1, 2000
There are some real laughs in it, but Mr. Hulot's Holiday gives us something rarer, an amused affection for human nature -- so odd, so valuable, so particular.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
As lazy and disjointed as Mr. Hulot's Holiday seems, you know Tati worked out every small detail in advance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 4, 2008
| Original Score: 5/5
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 26, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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