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

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Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
September 23, 2004
Exquisitely funny masterpiece with one of the greatest physical comedians of all time.
| Original Score: 5/5
Rob Gonsalves
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
Cole Smithey
March 4, 2008
| Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
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
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
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
Stan Hall
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.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
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.
| Original Score: 10/10
Jeremy Heilman
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
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 17, 2005
A genial plotless comedy based on silent-screen slapstick and pantomine routines.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
May 4, 2004
An often hilarious, often slow, and thoroughly odd film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
April 29, 2010
Tati is heir to the great comics of the silent era, Chaplin and Keaton and Lloyd.
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 10, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
May 28, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Jake Euker
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
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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
Jamie Russell
July 1, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
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
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